NRA Bankruptcy Dismissal — An Unmitigated Disaster for the Gun Lobby
Today, Judge Harlin Hale dismissed the NRA’s bankruptcy filing in an unmitigated disaster for the organization.
“Today’s disastrous decision for the NRA shows that they can’t even file for bankruptcy correctly, which doesn’t bode well for the many lawsuits and investigations they must now face,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “The NRA was forced to hang its dirty laundry out for the world to see, and has nothing to show for it but another stack of legal bills. Their loss is a huge gain for the gun safety movement, and for the vast majority of all Americans who want stronger gun safety laws.”
“The testimony, evidence, and resolution of the trial have further damaged what little is left of the NRA’s reputation, painting the clearest picture yet of a non-profit organization that prioritized extravagant perks and insider payments to its executives at the expense of its rank-and-file members,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “While Wayne LaPierre and NRA leadership embarrassed themselves on the stand, President Joe Biden took significant action on gun safety. And the split-screen couldn’t be more appropriate, because while the NRA is getting its clock cleaned in court, the grassroots gun safety movement is stronger than ever.”