National Rifle Association Counter Sues New York Attorney General

first_imgShare: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.”last_img read more

Understanding liens

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: Details Ever heard of a lien? It’s probably a good thing if you haven’t. A lien, with regards to your home, is a declaration against your home, stating you owe a creditor money. Liens take two forms, voluntary and involuntary. Involuntary leans have more to them since there are more ways to get them.Voluntary LienIt’s not unheard of for money lenders to ask their customers to put a lien on their property. You can think of it as an incentive. Should an individual not make payments on a home or vehicle, the creditor can foreclose on the home or repossess the vehicle. This is a best-case scenario. Outside of voluntary liens for money borrowed on property and vehicles, there is another voluntary lien most of us hope no one need go through.Family Law Real Property LienThe concept is easy enough. Should you need to retain a lawyer for divorce proceedings, and simply don’t have the money, it’s possible they might allow a FLARPL (Family Law Real Property Loan}.Basically, if you have enough equity, a lawyer might agree to work for you assuming they will get paid upon the sale of your property.Involuntary LienThe name doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination. This lien exists after a creditor has taken legal action against the borrower. There are several common types of involuntary liens.Property Tax LienShould you not pay or refuse to fork over property tax, the government has the right to sell your property in order to make up the money owed. According to Attorney Cara O’Neill, it is possible to “pay the taxes and costs and get your property back even after the ‘sale.’”Tax LienThis is very similar to a property tax lien. In short, the government can put a lien on your assets should you not pay your taxes, e.g., your income tax. According to Investopedia, this is “a last resort to force an individual or business to pay back taxes.”Mechanic’s LienThis is also called the materialman’s lien. This will happen if you’ve had some renovations done to your home and haven’t paid the contractor. The contractor could force the sale of your home should they win their lawsuit against you.Child Support LienIf you owe a substantial amount in child support payments, it’s possible for your ex to put a lien on your property. Until you sell or refinance, a forced sale is implemented, or you pay your back debt, the lien will remain and could impact your ability to, for example, refinance.last_img read more