China News Service, New York, August 6th. New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the New York State Superior Court on the 6th, accusing the association of fraud and infringement, and demanding its dissolution .
Zhan Lexia issued a statement on the same day that the New York State prosecutors conducted an 18-month investigation into the NRA and found that the leaders of the association misappropriated charity funds for the use of senior managers and their relatives and friends; the misconduct of the managers led to the association in the past 3 years. The loss was $64 million. The prosecutors challenged NRA and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, former chief financial officer Wilson Phillips, former chief of staff Joshua Powell and general counsel John F. John Frazer filed a lawsuit. In addition to requesting the dissolution of the organization, the prosecution also requested the recovery of lost property and prohibited the four defendants from holding management positions in any non-profit organization in New York State.
NRA was established in New York State in 1871 and is currently headquartered in Virginia. The organization is the main opposition force of the gun control movement in the United States. Over the past few decades, it has used its huge membership and funds to influence elections and support candidates who oppose gun control. Public opinion generally believes that the organization is responsible for the spread of gun violence in the United States.
Zhan Lexia said that the NRA has long had a huge influence that kept it from being supervised for decades, and the senior leaders of the organization took the opportunity to pocket millions of dollars. The leaders of the organization have committed fraud and violations of rights over the years, including requiring former employees to sign agreements to ensure that they remain silent or loyal.
NRA President Carolyn Meadows responded that Zhan Lexia’s allegations were "baseless and premeditated" attacks on the NRA and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and were "political speculators trying to seize power." She said that as the 2020 election approaches, attacks on the NRA will gradually increase. But the NRA will not back down and will face the attack head-on and win.
In May 2016, when Trump had not formally become the Republican candidate, the NRA expressed public support for him for the first time in history. (Finish)