Intervenor Motion Filed in New York NRA Case

We see what New York Attorney General Letitia James’ real motives are. This motion seeks to protect NRA members from the damage caused by “leaders” whose actions have given her a chance to destroy it all. (New York State Attorney General/Facebook)
We see what New York Attorney General Letitia James’ real motives are. This motion seeks to protect NRA members from the damage caused by “leaders” whose actions have given her a chance to destroy it all. (New York State Attorney General/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( A motion filed Thursday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Commercial Division, seeks a court order to allow intervention on behalf of members of the National Rifle Association in the case against the association initiated by Attorney General Letitia James.

The motion, filed by NRA Board of Directors candidate by petition, Frank Tait, and member Mario Aguirre, president of Brock’s Gap Training Center, seeks to ensure that the membership is not held accountable for the actions of association officers and “to protect their rights as individuals and as NRA members under the U.S. and New York constitutions as well as applicable New York statutes.” If ultimately successful, this will preserve the NRA’s existence and install new leadership through an idea presented as speculation last August in this column.

“The NRA operated successfully for over 100 years prior to Wayne LaPierre and his associates gaining control of it and will continue to do so once they are removed,” the proposed intervenors argue. “Wayne LaPierre and those aligned with him are not the NRA. The current LaPierre-controlled Board of Directors is not the NRA. The LaPierre-controlled executive leadership is not the NRA. The rank-and-file membership across our fifty states is the true NRA.

“These people used the NRA to serve only their own ends, and neither the extent of their wrongs, the number of faithless individuals involved, nor the period of time over which these wrongs were perpetrated can change the fact that these were wrongs perpetrated against the NRA and its membership, who placed their resources and trust in these individuals as fiduciaries that were duty-bound to put the members’ interests ahead of their own. This they did not do,” they allege in the filing.

There are numerous other filings related to this motion, available on the New York State Unified Court System website, beginning with Document # 243 and going through at this writing to Document # 260. In particular, reader attention is called to Document #248, the “Proposed Answer,” quoted above, and especially Document #244, the Memorandum of Law legal arguments, embedded below.

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News will follow proceedings in this development which has the potential to reshape and redirect the New York case and give the NRA and its members a new path forward.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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I’m so grateful you wrote this, David – the citizen journalist that you are.

Still, isn’t it a shame that Tait even had to do this.


NYAG James’ goal is the total destruction of the NRA and I don’t see any chance that she and her masters will agree to anything less.


Who owns this? Lucky LaPierre, his vampire vendors like AcMq & North, and his corrupt derelict 76-rubber-stamp board, who looted $1 billion every few years. And members who trashed those who tried to warn them for 26 years since the “Winning Team” coup d’etat. They all walked NRA right into the gun grabber’s trap.

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Phillip Journey

Not all the Board members are rubber stamps. Go to Houston. If your a member.


Yes, they’re are maybe 4 who aren’t corrupt or derelict rubber stamps. The one who opposed the ex-post ratifying the b/k and maybe those who at least went for “present, not voting”. Name any others and explain why. If “your” not controlled opposition worried about offending the corrupt derelict rubber stamps you don’t name.

I’ve been to Houston.

~Life member, member since 1978.

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Charlie Foxtrot

I will likely go to Houston, but it is rather questionable if anything can be accomplished at the NRAAM. The NRA leadership will play the same games it did in 2019 and shut down any open discussion by referring to active litigation.


Make no mistake, Wayne has heard the concerns of the rank and file LOUD AND CLEAR, and he simply doesn’t give a s**t.

If the objective is to go to Houston and boo and jeer Wayne (and any others who support him) off the stage at the members meeting, I’m all in. Otherwise, I’ll stay home.

Charlie Foxtrot

Yes, that would be one objective.

How much do you know about the NRAAM? Most NRA members think it is a large gun show. It actually is a meeting of the NRA members as required by the NRA bylaws, with motions, votes and everything based on Robert’s Rules of Order. How much do you know about what happened at the 2019 NRAAM?


I’ll only go if I can take a sack of rotten tomatoes and eggs in with me. 🙂
But members that don’t lick WLPs boots aren’t allowed in the building… even without eggs. So no chance of that. Since only WLP’s cheerleaders are allowed in, I can’t see how the members can make a difference. Unless thousands show up armed and ready to fight to get in, the way the militia did in Athens TN, in 1946!

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Charlie Foxtrot

But members that don’t lick WLPs boots aren’t allowed in the building” FALSE and absolute nonsense! Care to backup that statement with facts?


Show up to do battle at the NRA meeting and you are handing anti-right so groups serious material with which to work. I can only begin to imagine how the media would’ve handle it. Happening in Texas shortly after constitutional carry would’ve only provide more fuel. I imagine coverage would go something like: Even the “vaunted law abiding gun owners” of the NRA cannot avoid jumping straight to “gun violence” over the smallest of disagreements. This happening in Texas has only made things worse since the new law allows absolutely anyone to publicly carrying firearms with absolute no training. Texas… Read more »


Anyone else watch video of governor Abbot signing constitutional carry law? He was seated between our lt. gov. and Pierre. Abbot seemed quite taken aback by audience booing Pierre. Pierre appeared unsurprised and completely nonplussed by it. So you are right – he has heard criticism and he just doesn’t care.


Go to Houston and do what? Please tell us what you *hope* all of us traveling to Houston will accomplish.


Yep. Waste thousands of dollars of my retirement, time and aggravation to boo corrupt derelict scumbags in Houston? Very expensive HOPIUM. No thanks. I’d rather donate it to this case, which I probably will.


Looks to me another BLM wearing Orange. Let the Target Practice Begin.


The members allowed the skunk , Li’l wayne La Pu to run the nra into the ground.
Its now a broke horse.
Let letitia james shoot it and put it out of its misery.
It has no credibility anymore anyway.
Let it go.
There are other very effective pro 2nd groups doing good work and making progress fighting to preserve the right.
Nra hasnt done that since at least the li’l wayne era.

Let james have it and forget about it.