Attorneys for the National Rifle Association argued in federal court on Monday that evidence sought through discovery in their lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a state agency could show a deliberate effort to dismantle the gun lobby group through official state actions.

Sarah Rogers, an attorney with Brewer Attorneys & Counselors, made the argument in a hearing on the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy of the Northern District of New York did not rule from the bench and said a decision would come soon.

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