NRA Withdraws Federal Suit Against New York AG

CNN reports:

The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it’s been operating lawfully in the state.

The NRA says in a statement that it “voluntarily” withdrew this suit “in favor of pursuing the same claims against James in New York State court in Manhattan.” It filed a similar suit in New York state court in February.

“The NRA dropping its countersuit today in federal court is an implicit admission that their strategy would never prevail,” James said in a statement. “The truth is that (NRA head) Wayne LaPierre and his lieutenants used the NRA as a breeding ground for personal gain and a lavish lifestyle.”

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