NRA Director(s) Joining Action in New York Case Could Bolster Intervenor Chances

Confiscating guns is ultimately what it’s all about, and dissolving NRA will make that job all the easier. An Intervenor action seeks to provide stewardship that will achieve NRA objectives by advancing member interests. (New York State Attorney General/Facebook)

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“I am counsel of record for the proposed intervenors Francis Tait and Mario Aguirre,” attorney Taylor C. Bartlett wrote to Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County Justice Joel M. Cohen Friday regarding People of the State of New York v. The National Rifle Association, et al. “Yesterday, I learned that at least one, and possibly two, sitting directors of the NRA wish to join the motion to intervene.”

“I expect this director, or both, to assert the same claims made in the intervenors’ Proposed Answer, Cross, and Counter Claim (Doc. # 249), and also to assert that N-PCL § 720 provides an independent basis for a director’s standing to assert these claims,” Bartlett explained. “I expect to file a supplemental memorandum of law and amended proposed pleading, and also expect the Attorney General and the Defendants to request additional time to respond.”

The letter embedded next and found here:

Letter of NRA Director(s) Joining Action in New York NRA Intervening Case

There is no comment from the Intervenors’ attorneys, however, legal sources have told AmmoLand News that this additional intervention will strengthen the Intervenors’ standing to press their claims on behalf of the NRA’s membership.

This is because New York law grants a single director of a non-profit entity such as the NRA the authority to sue directors, officers, and/or key persons of the organization for breach of their fiduciary duties as alleged in the Attorney General’s complaint, including “the acquisition by himself, transfer to others, loss or waste of corporate assets due to any neglect of, or failure to perform, or other violation of his duties.”

Regular AmmoLand News readers may recall the idea for members to try and stop the dissolution of the Association via an intervenor lawsuit first reported in August of last year. In June we reported the intervenor motion had been filed in the case on behalf of the membership, and in August reported on the related reply memorandum seeking the judge to grant the intervention and later in the month presented correspondence and billing documents demonstrating the need for honest intervenor stewardship.

Judge Cohen’s decision on whether he will allow the intervention is anticipated at the September 9 motion hearing referenced in the above letter.

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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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Intervention can allow the cancer to be cut out at least, if not also punished thoroughly.

Then a leaner meaner NRA can get back to doing what it is supposed to as a nonprofit: education, training, testing and fighting like a revolutionary war patriot to reestablish original intent to “Shall not be infringed” including the overturning of NFA and GCA and ATF


If I accept your ‘cancer’ metaphor, it would seem expert surgery just might work, followed by some chemotherapy.


I see the only possible outcome is a breakup of assets. Education and recreation to NSSF or CMP; ILA and advocacy/lobbying to 2AF or GOA; Foundation to NSSF; physical assets like the Fairfax range and Whittington Center to CMP. BOD to Guantanamo Bay. I will volunteer to come back on active duty to run the guard on them down at Leeward Point.


Now those are some fantastic suggestions! This is something that NRA members and the board of directors should seriously consider. Rather than the whole ship to sink we can at least save those divisions in the lifeboats.

Last edited 2 years ago by USMC0351Grunt

Letitia the gun-grabber give away assets to other pro-gun organizations that she can forfeit to herself? Keep dreamin’.

Last edited 2 years ago by Larry

Here is the foundation of the complaint: “any neglect of, or failure to perform, or other violation of his duties.” Failure of the executive management team to reincorporate the NRA away from a progressive utopia like NY and in to a safe haven like TX or AZ is all the cause needed. Fundamental dereliction of duty. It is the equivalent of knowlngly marching your platoon in to an ambush. .


That may be true, but it will never fly in a NY court for obvious reasons. There are enough violations lodgeable against Wayne that several can be found acceptable to the court.


Kiss my NRA ass. People like you are what is the matter with this nation.

Wild Bill

Hmmmm, yes. Insulting one another will help to get our point across, reduce our typing time, and help us to unify against our real enemies. Attaboy, carry on.


Nothing like being an NR Ahole to win friends and influence people! 😀

Last edited 2 years ago by Knute

It’s your nra asshole members such as yourself who looked the other way and make excuses for that skunk, l’il Wayne LA P u looting of the nra that brought it to this point.