Attorneys for the National Rifle Association and two of its top executives are seeking to throw out a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General’s office that aims to dissolve the gun rights advocacy organization, arguing that the suit is politically motivated.

Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court in August 2020, asserting that the NRA, as a New York-chartered nonprofit, misused funds for the personal gain of its top executives. She alleged that NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre improperly spent millions of dollars on personal travel, including private flights and extravagant safaris.

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