The New York Atty. Gen. is attempting to disband the NRA! An origination that has been the greatest voice in the support of our 2nd Amendment right for Decades!
The left is out to “Dis-Arm” ALL Americans! They want us to follow their orders and regulations as an “Obedient Population”.
“Consent of the Governed”
The Declaration of the United States says the following:
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness
I would say that a lot of our Government goes against the “consent of the governed”.
Question: What do we do about it?
This, from the Federalist…
AUGUST 6, 2020 By Tristan Justice
The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a civil suit Thursday against the New York attorney general after the state official announced earlier the same day her office’s intent to disband the gun group.
The NRA is accusing Democrat Attorney General Letitia James of defamation and violation of First Amendment free speech rights. The organization argues James “made the political prosecution of the NRA a central campaign theme” when she ran for the office in 2018.
“Despite hopes that playing by the rules would procure a just outcome, the NRA has not been treated fairly by James’s office,” the suit reads, according to Fox News. “The New York Democratic Party political machine seeks to harass, defund, and dismantle the NRA because of what it believes and what it says.”
The NRA is arguing defamation over labels James used for it, such as a “criminal enterprise” and “a terrorist organization,” the latter of which San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has officially declared of the Second Amendment defense group. James also referred to the NRA as a “terrorist” group on the campaign trail two years ago.
On Thursday morning, James announced a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the NRA, alleging years of corruption and numerous legal violations that undermined the group’s non-profit status. She focused on its longtime chief executive Wayne Lapierre as the primary culprit of the NRA’s supposed malfeasance while also suing three other senior members.
“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James said in a statement announcing the suit. “The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law.”
James estimates that the group’s executives lost more than $64 million within three years.
Supporters of the group, however, have charged James of weaponizing the attorney general’s office to suppress political opponents and pave the way for stricter gun laws, a primary goal of the Democratic Party.
During a speech in Ohio, President Donald Trump, whom the NRA endorsed, condemned the attorney general’s lawsuit as “a very terrible thing.” He said the gun group ought to just move to Texas and “lead a very good and beautiful life.”
While the group is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., James argues the national organization was violating New York’s charity laws.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation also slammed James’s announcement in a statement as promoting an “apparent political agenda to silence the strongest voice in support of the Second Amendment ahead of the election in November.”Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.
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