NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statement today in response to Judge Harlin Hale’s dismissal of the NRA’s bankruptcy filing.
“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.”
For further, detailed information about the NRA and the consequences of the trial and ruling, please email [email protected]. Everytown has chronicled court filings and news articles about the various NRA scandals at www.nrawatch.org. A specific page dedicated to filings in the bankruptcy can be found at https://nrawatch.org/case/nra-bankruptcy-proceedings/.