NRA Win Is Good For All Pro-Second Amendment Groups

NRA HQ Building
The NRA Headquarters building

New York City/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The big loss Letitia James had this week is a decisive win for every pro-Second Amendment group in the United States, and Second Amendment supporters have the NRA to thank for their continued existence.

As has been said elsewhere, the NRA’s survival was crucial for multiple reasons. If the NRA was wiped out, anti-Second Amendment attorneys general would have had a blueprint to wipe out just about any pro-Second Amendment organization – or even pro-Second Amendment media outlets like Ammoland – courtesy of the Cuomo-James-Hochul regime.

With the ruling by Judge Cohen, the dissolution of the NRA (James’s true objective) is off the table for the foreseeable future. No matter your opinion of the NRA and/or Wayne LaPierre, that is a good thing. What the Cuomo-James regime was trying to do was to degrade the ability of Second Amendment supporters to make their case to the American people, with an eye towards the eventual destruction of said ability.

After destroying the ability of Second Amendment supporters to make their case to the American people, what do you think would have happened to the Second Amendment? I’d suggest a look at Australia or the United Kingdom for likely end states.

That was clear in the letters sent to banks and insurance companies in 2018 when New York’s Department of Financial Services used the phrase “similar gun promotion organizations.” Exactly how would they define a “gun promotion organization?” They didn’t say in the letters, but we get the context from the URLs.

Note that those letters include the term “gun manufacturers.” Now, loyal Ammoland readers, indulge me for a moment.

If gun manufacturers are denied services by banks and other financial service companies, how much of our Second Amendment rights can we really exercise? How can Second Amendment advocacy take place when banks and insurance companies are told that doing business with pro-Second Amendment organizations could open them up to retaliation from those charged with enforcing financial regulations?

The fact of the matter is that while winning court victories like NYSPRA v. Bruen and passing pro-Second Amendment legislation are good things, they may not be the most important battles Second Amendment supporters will fight. It may be far more important to address financial deplatforming and to also make other reforms to prevent the abuse that New York has carried out.

This is going to require hard work on the part of Second Amendment supporters from now until November, both in primary elections and in the November 8 general election. The best defense against abuses like those Letitia James has carried out is to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local level.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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JohnBored

The NRA has been helpful but needs reform. I am glad the Judge reined in NY AG James’s attempt to dismantle the NRA instead allowing only her to prosecute LaPierre and Company. As a Life Member I am disgusted with LaPierre. He should have long ago cashed in his golden parachute and left the NRA. Once he does leave, either free or in an orange jumpsuit, the NRA can start to rebuild. However, it will take years to reach its former influence and power. Thankfully, there are other 2nd Amendment groups to fill in the gap. Support them, I have.… Read more »

Ram

There seems to be a distinction formulating, that might be
understanding and protective of the membership.
While continuing to press against corrupted officials.

Considerthis

Sounds like Harold would like us to think the NRA has made it safe for other groups to exist. I think the contrary, by getting into legal entanglements the NRA endangered other gun rights groups and gun owners in general.

Tank

NRA still to this day never called out Deep State false Flags e.g. Sandy Hook, Vegas etc. Not one. That tells me it’s con-troll-Ed opposition. Other factors add credence to the above. Founded by 4 Union Soul-diers etc. NRA well just be pimped by MSM pro gun polemics & re-branded as for the people which of course they never truly ever were. Dick Act, NFA Act 1934 et alia tells anyone who research’s the truth. PTB plan in 100-200 year increments of tyranny over & over. Symbols don’t lie. Scribes paid by PTB tell the fake stories, myths, legends, folklore… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt

Well pat yourself on the back, Harold you fucking troll!

RedState

This is win but not a huge win and the end is not yet for NRA at all. LaPierre and cronies still face serious charges. He needs to go. Now.

CourageousLion

Can you quit calling our UNALIEANBLE right to self defense and the owning of weapons to defend that right a “second amendment right”? Are you that daft? Maybe…

DDS

Yeah, just outstanding!

Now they have no reason whatsoever to reform.

GeniusJoe

You didn’t read the article did you? We all dislike the NRA, but if they had been dissolved by this lawfare tactic, then so too could any other 2A organization using the same sketchy means – which was the ENTIRE point of the article. If ONE SINGLE PERSON within the GOA, 2AF, etc did something immoral/illegal with organization funds/data – they too would end up dissolved had this legal-tactic succeeded. Yes the NRA is very flawed, but the legal victory here extends beyond their flawed organization. The chances they would he able to “reform”, as you put it, would have… Read more »

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Russn8r

One person? Bullshit. The issue isn’t one person. It’s pervasive corruption rubber stamped by virtually the entire board of directors.

Are you worried that SAF is pervasively corrupt?

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USMC0351Grunt

I guess you can’t figure out that this law would also apply to politicians of all levels of government doing immoral and unethical Acts?

Flyboyron

Not likely. They’re always exempt from laws meant to hold anyone accountable.

AZ Lefty

Gee I thought this is what Wayne and his Cabal wanted to do in Bankruptcy

musicman44mag

Now the question is, which judge is going to overrule this judges decision. The left doesn’t give up so easy. Just think of the left coast and the 9th circus court of seals. I wonder how long it will be until we find out this good news changed or is being challenged.