Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) NRA ImageNEW YORK — In the face of a lawsuit by the New York State Attorney General, the National Rifle Association is counter suing the state for what it said is a violation of its freedom of speech.The NRA’s Carolyn Meadows called New York State Attorney General Letitia James a political opportunist making a power grab as part of a political vendetta.The NRA filed a federal lawsuit against James in the Northern District of New York, stating her lawsuit restricts the organization’s freedom of speech. The NRA is also asking for a judicial declaration that the NRA complied with state law.“You could have set your watch by it: the investigation was going to reach its crescendo as we move into the 2020 election cycle,” Meadows said in a statement. “It’s a transparent attempt to score political points and attack the leading voice in opposition to the leftist agenda. This has been a power grab by a political opportunist – a desperate move that is part of a rank political vendetta. Our members won’t be intimidated or bullied in their defense of political and constitutional freedom.”In New York State’s lawsuit, James claims NRA leaders used millions of dollars from NRA reserves for personal use, including trips to the Bahamas, private jets and expensive meals.In a released statement, James said she will not back down on her efforts to dissolve the NRA, a key political opponent of the New York administration.“To be clear, no charity registered in New York state, including the NRA, can dissolve and relocate to another state without approval of my office or of the Supreme Court of New York. As long as our lawsuit continues, the NRA must stay right where it is and answer for their deep-rooted fraud. The facts speak for themselves and our lawsuit will continue undeterred,” James said.Earlier, President Donald Trump said the NRA should move to Texas.“That’s a very terrible thing that just happened. I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. And I’ve told them that for a long time. I think they should move to Texas,” Trump said.The suit also focused on longtime NRA executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, who is accused of spending NRA funds on private trips for himself and his family.“This is an unconstitutional, premeditated attack aiming to dismantle and destroy the NRA – the fiercest defender of America’s freedom at the ballot box for decades,” LaPierre said in a statement. “The NRA is well-governed, financially solvent, and committed to good governance. We’re ready for the fight. Bring it on.”
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Bill Signing, Latest News Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today signed the following:Act 66 (Klunk) – Amends the Bingo Law further providing for definitions, for rules for licensing and operation and for penalty.Act 67 (Saccone) – Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for administrative subpoena.Act 68 (Topper) – Amends Titles 18 (Crimes & Offenses) & 23 (Domestic Relations), in offenses against the family, further providing for newborn protection; for taking child into protective custody; for reporting acceptance; & duties of department.Act 69 (Solomon) – Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs), in Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, providing for veterans registry.Act 70 (Fabrizio) – Amends the Health Care Facilities Act, in licensing of health care facilities, further providing for definitions; and abrogating regulations.Act 71 (Greiner) – Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act further providing for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees, and failure to file.Act 72 (Greiner) – Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act further providing for registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees & failure to file, for counsel & contracts, for disclosure, bonds, records & books.Ac 73 (Masser) – Act designating many state routes, highways, exits, and bridges.Act 74 (Dawkins) – Act designating a bridge on that portion of State Route 1005, also known as Castor Avenue, over the Frankford Creek in the City of Philadelphia, as the Officer Gary Frank Skerski Memorial Bridge.Act 75 (Harris) – Amends the Liquor Code, in PLCB, for enforcement; in liquor, alcohol and malt & brewed beverages licenses & regs., for interlocking business prohibited, for breweries, for unlawful acts; and making related repeals.Act 76 (Vulakovich) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), in parking authorities, providing for granting of interests and mixed-use projects for authorities in cities of the second class.Act 77 (Argall) – Amends Title 66 (Public Utilities), in general provisions, further providing for defs.; in contract carrier by motor vehicle & broker, further providing for declaration of policy; for unauthorized operation by carriers & brokers.Act 78 (Reschenthaler) – Amends Title 12 (Commerce & Trade) & 23 (Domestic Relations), in fraudulent transfers, providing for definitions, for defense, remedies, liability protection, uniformity of application; & jurisdiction over support orders.Act 79 (Yaw) – Amends the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program ct, further providing for requirements.Act 80 (Martin) – Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in powers of department and local authorities, further providing for specific powers of department and local authorities.Act 81 (White) – Amends Title 7 (Banks and Banking), in mortgage loan licensing and consumer protection, providing for defs, for conferred powers, for application for license, fees, requirements and promulgation of regulations to incorporate Fed regulations.Act 82 (Browne) – Act authorizing DGS, with Governor approval, to grant to TCA Properties L.P., certain lands in Allentown; and, with DMVA & Governor approval, to grant, at a price determined through bid process, buildings in the Borough of Kane. Governor Wolf Acts on Legislation SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 22, 2017