16 Republican AGs Back NRA in Counter-Lawsuit against NY AG Letitia James

Sixteen Republican Attorneys General filed an amicus brief and are supporting the NRA in their lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James.

The state AGs that are backing the NRA are from: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

The NRA’s lawsuit claims Democrat James “made the political prosecution of the NRA a central campaign theme” when she was running for the AG’s office in 2018, and has not treated the association fairly.

The lawsuit also cites James’ publicly calling the NRA a “criminal enterprise” and “a terrorist organization.””

“These are not the words of a state official scrupulously enforcing nonprofit governance law,” the Republican AGs said in the brief.

“Rather, those words underscore what the New York AG’s dissolution case really is: a politically motivated assault on free speech and an effort to destroy both a fundamental constitutional right and a political opponent dedicated to defending that right.”