Dr. John Lott was interviewed about Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against National Rifle Association.
John Lott Jr., the author of Gun Control Myths and head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said of James, “When she ran for office in 2018, one of her campaign promises – a major campaign promise – was to go after the non-profit status for the NRA.”
He added, “It’s just a real abuse of power for an attorney general to single out somebody, to go after a non-profit, because she disagrees with them politically.”
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Gutowski pointed out the timing could be designed to sabotage the NRA’s plan to spend tens of millions of dollars in the 2020 election.
He explained, “During the press conference, the AG was asked if she would try to freeze their assets, and she said ‘yes.’ So if she is able to do that, then clearly they won’t be able to spend those millions of dollars.”
Lott stated, “The State of New York is trying to bleed the NRA dry financially by imposing large legal costs on them.”
He quoted one source who said fighting legal battles like this one has cost the NRA roughly $100 million in the last several years.Paul Strand, “Politician Who Labeled NRA a ‘Terrorist’ Group Sues to Close Them Down, Freeze Funds Before Election,” CBN News, August 7, 2020.