‘This Lawsuit Has Nothing To Do With Politics’: NY AG | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the National Rifle Association and four individuals, including its chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, on Thursday, seeking to dissolve the gun rights advocacy group. AG James joins Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 8/7/2020.
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'This Lawsuit Has Nothing To Do With Politics': NY AG | Morning Joe | MSNBC

94 Comments on "‘This Lawsuit Has Nothing To Do With Politics’: NY AG | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Sounds like Trump’s charity.

    • BIDEN promised amnesty to ALL illegals. Goodbye USA | August 7, 2020 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      if NANCY pelosi dosen’t believe in walls, why does she have a BIG wall around her house ??? Obama also?

    • @Born an Atheist! Happy Heathen! omg, you`re so thick! i`ve got nothing against atheism, but you are just plain dumb

    • Born an Atheist! Happy Heathen! | August 7, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @Unterm Rad
      I know what he did I was stating that he was “sued” and “lost”. If you check your facts it was for more than using it for his campaign and for his big ugly orange face destroying a perfectly good piece of canvas, much more.

    • @Born an Atheist! Happy Heathen! ok,ok, i really have no interest in humbling you any further

    • a.g. queenie Quek | August 8, 2020 at 12:44 AM | Reply

      Same thing if you treat it as your personal piggy bank

  2. Chris Pontello | August 7, 2020 at 11:06 AM | Reply

    I think the NRA should move to Moscow. Take dumbf with you

  3. your poor 1% need more money, anyways only the little people pay taxes.

    • MajorMalfunction00 | August 7, 2020 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      Richie Rich Immortal Technique? Woah

    • @MajorMalfunction00 Actually it was the 0.01% Leona Helmsley, the billionaire that served 18 months, for tax evasion. At her trial, she was quoted as saying: “We don’t pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes”
      P.s. she left her dog, $12 million.

    • MajorMalfunction00 | August 7, 2020 at 4:34 PM | Reply

      Richie Rich The song is called “Rich Man’s World (1%)” It’s about white collar crime and wealth inequality and the gap in justice between rich and poor criminals in America and what enables it.

  4. Michael Marceau | August 7, 2020 at 11:07 AM | Reply

    Mr President. The NRA has been laundering money for years and breaking the law
    Trump: they should do what I did. Just move to another state.

    • Kainalu Winnee …….😂😂 The facts would prove the opposite, read the facts !!

    • Michael Marceau
      LOL. That’s hilarious.

    • Kainalu Winnee | August 8, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Piazza first off our is country is a republic

    • Kainalu Winnee | August 8, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Piazza Third of all Kathy they tried to get dirt on trump with a phony dossier and Russia hoax from our own corrupt fbi at the top former director James comey under barrack Obama and yes he got fired and hopefully go to prison for his treason along with peter struck who made up the phony dossier to get him to get him investigated before he was even elected. Why? Because there’s an agenda on the left the radical democrats to take away our freedom of speech and take away our second amendment right to take our guns that was put in place to protect ourselves and property.

    • Kainalu Winnee | August 8, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @Geneva8181 get your facts from unbiased media platform and not fake news do your research you’ll figure out the truth

  5. Hamberder King | August 7, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Reply

    Right wing means corrupt these days

    • Whicker Boy you call that.news ; tell it to 200:000dead people

    • @Philby Dolan u obviously don’t WORK nor pay taxes!!! Tell THAT to the hundreds of MILLION WORKING TAX PAYERS WHO SUPPORT UR SORRY AZZ!!!

    • Whicker Boy of course I work and pay taxes , I’m just not a sheep

    • Hamberder King | August 7, 2020 at 11:34 PM | Reply

      @Whicker Boy your capslock is still in the crazy mode imbecile
      Chump supporters are all braindamaged inbreds who should listen to adolf twitter and inject disinfectant. It will cure all your ills
      I bet you dance around in a tutu while others are working. Lol

    • @Hamberder King Well, Hamburger pickle. U r having trouble today handling positive news for AMERICANS FROM PRES TRUMP!! Did that BLIND U ??

  6. Plenty of Liberals own guns and believe in the 2nd Amendment!
    Why is Trump trying to tell the people that only Repulicans own guns that’s just crazy?

    • Kitt Songstad | August 8, 2020 at 9:18 AM | Reply

      @Mainely so funny but sadly true. As I said somewhere down the line. The Republican Party would crumble for the lack of platform if it wasn’t for the bogeyman. They always have to have an enemy to jin up their base.

    • Kathy Piazza | August 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Reply

      Susan Peters-Chesley un armed moms in Portland were pepper sprayed & assaulted, some arrested by unmarked military dressed cops, yet armed protesters threatening their Governor were not arrested. Yes if you are Republican Trump leaves you to your threats but if Democrats or even suspected of being a Democrat- as many are independents – you’re in trouble. Financial aid has been stalled in part because Trump doesn’t want any $$ going to democratic voters. He is the President of all the citizens, not just those who voted for him. Heck, only a fraction of the population votes so even in red states the $$ would go to non voters – they didn’t vote for him either- but he likes people who don’t vote as generally they are young or minorities who he assumes would vote for Democrats. This is despicable.

    • @William Casey it’s so painfully predictable, so low brow yet it still somehow appeals to 35 to 40% of the population.

    • I was just saying the same thing. Liberals have guns too. We just want commonsense gun laws!

    • @R Robin for WHATEVER reason Democrats do not like to be more vocal about their support of gun rights. Gun ownership doesn’t turn you into a monster, it better prepares you for an increasingly dangerous world

      Honestly more Liberals need to start exercising their 2nd amendment rights instead of just their 1st Amendment. Sometimes you need the 2nd to protect the rest…

  7. Margaret Nicol | August 7, 2020 at 11:13 AM | Reply

    It’s not the NRA that gives you your second amendment rights – it’s the second amendment. Try reading it some day!

  8. Blink Once on Sunday! | August 7, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

    In other words, the NRA is basically a criminal enterprise.

    • @Richard Batchelder hmm, I don’t remember any Democratic presidential contenders starting their campaigns by calling people murderers and rapists. I don’t remember any presidential administration stopping a national response to a health crisis because it was hitting states that didn’t vote for him. Allowing 160,000 Americans to die hardly seems “loving ” to me.

    • Richard Batchelder | August 8, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      @Linda Scott ..We’ll put you down for “Hidin’ Bidin”.. and the violent BLM/Antifa mob.!!!

    • @Richard Batchelder lol. You can put me down as a vote for Biden who is not a sociopathic narcissist who rips off the taxpayers to funnel their money into his pockets; a definite supporter of not having putative public servants murder citizens in broad daylight with impunity; and the proud daughter of an Antifa fighter, my Dad who fought Nazis in WWII.

    • @Richard Batchelder and we will put you down as an American so aggrieved by the success of a Black man that he was ripe pickings for a snake oil salesman. Who then callously let 160,000 of his countrymen and women die while pocketing their tax dollars.

      Or else just another Putin paid peon sitting in a troll farm.

    • Richard Batchelder | August 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      @Linda Scott .. “A snake oil salesman”. Obama was that alright.. If we only lose around 200,000 Trump will be doing a phenomenal job… we were supposed to lose 2 million lives to the Corona…
      “Putin paid peon”.. can I use that.??? You all have Russia, Russia, Russia on the brain… Get over it.!!!!

  9. Brenda Lester | August 7, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

    Feds did not get Al Capone on murder charges. The got him on tax evasion.
    Do it, lawyers!

  10. What IS the NRA’s “mission” exactly? Keeping school shootings in vogue? Everything associated with the GOP is corrupt & driven by power & greed!

  11. “No show contracts” sounds REAL Tony Soprano-like.

    Trump’s got to be sweating bullets.

  12. Democrats need to be this bold, as bold as attorney Letitia James

  13. Texas here: We don’t need a Russian Money Laundromat.

    • msLSD—>WHERE IS the news about Pres Trump suspending Americans Payroll Tax from July-Dec this year????
      WHERE IS the news about Pres Trump forcing TVA CEO to rehire AMERICAN workers the SOB fired, and tried replacing with CHEAP FOREIGN WORKERS?????
      WHERE IS the news about Pres Trump forcing BIG PHARMA to lower their drug prices to AMERICANS by 40-60%?????

    • @Barbara Witchey That is not even a proper sentence. The only thing I see is STFU, and thats not proper language for a lady.

    • Kitt Songstad | August 8, 2020 at 9:20 AM | Reply

      Russians couldn’t wear those furry hats in a Texas laundromat lol.

    • Norma Hernandez | August 8, 2020 at 11:46 AM | Reply

      AMERICA Please VOTE BLUE All the Way!!!! BIDEN 2020 🙏💖🇺🇸

    • @Norma Hernandez Vote for AMERICA with law and order restored—VOTE RED ALL THE WAY!!

  14. Wayne should be VERY nervous. Indictments are coming.

    • He will be on suicide watch

    • @James Ricker It’s that colonel that snitched, colonel North of the contra scandal.

    • Ahmad Abdullah | August 7, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      The poor gun owners need to form another club that will cater to their needs. Corruption every where we look!

    • msLSD—>WHERE IS the news about Pres Trump suspending Americans Payroll Tax from July-Dec this year????
      WHERE IS the news about Pres Trump forcing TVA CEO to rehire AMERICAN workers the SOB fired, and tried replacing with CHEAP FOREIGN WORKERS?????
      WHERE IS the news about Pres Trump forcing BIG PHARMA to lower their drug prices to AMERICANS by 40-60%?????

    • Ken Albertsen | August 8, 2020 at 1:55 AM | Reply

      Trump has lots of time to pardon La Pierre and all his cronies.

  15. dona van raalte | August 7, 2020 at 11:40 AM | Reply

    The NRA’s priority is gun manufacturers, not gun owners. They should not have non-profit status.

    • T. R. Campbell | August 8, 2020 at 8:45 AM | Reply

      George B. Wolffsohn The Second Amendment is about a well organized militia. However. The founders were word smiths and they inserted a “,” (comma) following the word militia. This comma changes the entire meaning. The right of the people (key phrase here) to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
      Note, the founders did not say, the right of the militia or the right of the people in a militia… The founders emphasized the “right of the people”. And this right shall not be infringed. Support and defend the Constitution.

    • T. R. Campbell | August 8, 2020 at 9:02 AM | Reply

      George B. Wolffsohn To give you an idea of how important the second amendment in the Constitution is to most Americans, we can look at Colorado as a prime example. Serving for about 10 years in the house of representatives, republican Scott R. Tipton was defeated in the primary by Second Amendment and gun rights advocate Laura’s Boebert. Colorado is a rather Red State.
      This is why I strongly feel that the legal action against the NRA by the NY AG is going to backfire big-time on Democrats who will lose the vote of millions of legal gun owners.

    • @T. R. Campbell Your knowledge on this crosses the line into fetishism. I can’t argue point by point…well, because I have a life, but you won’t convince me or anybody who looks at the subject rationally that any of these obscure weapons had the capacity, accuracy or pure killing ability of today’s weapons or that the founding fathers ever saw the need of massacring a crowd of innocent concert goers in Las Vegas.

    • @Helene Papageorge Cool, and because it’s state charges, Trump won’t be able to grant pardons?

    • T. R. Campbell | August 8, 2020 at 2:37 PM | Reply

      Al Brown I wanted to make sure you receive my post about the historical significance of fully or semi automatic weapons dating back through history. I really couldn’t find it and I wanted to make sure you got it so I’m gonna post it again. I believe this is important information and it counters some of the propaganda that we hear from those who want to take away the protections found in the US Constitution.

      Those who advocate for a change to the Second Amendment argue that the Founders had no idea that automatic and semi automatic could gave existed at a time when only single shot weapons existed. They are so wrong and have no conception of history.

      The ancient Roman legions used a semi automatic ballista known as a polybolos and could fire a total of 11 bolts a minute.

      The Puckle Gun, created in 1718, about 73 years before the Second Amendment. It was the first patented ‘machine gun’. Two versions were used, one to thwart Muslim pirates.

      The Girandoni Rifle has a 20 round magazine and fires a .46 caliber projectile and was a semi automatic. It has an effective range of 150 yards. It was developed on 1779, twelve years before the Constitution (Second amendment) was ratified. Lewis & Clark carried a Girandoni on their expedition.

      A more ‘modern’ weapon is the 40 shot Guycot chain pistol developed by the French in 1879.

      Other repeating arms were the Belton flintlock repeating firearm designed sometime before 1777. The design was offered to the newly formed Continental Congress.

      The Karthoff repeater that was used in the 17th Century and was unmatched in its fire rate intil the mid nineteen Century.

      The 18th Century Cookson repeating was in use in North America and has separate tubular magazines in the stock for balls and powder.

  16. And Trumps advice is a move to where you won’t be investigated – POTUS really more like a mob leader.

  17. “Move from NY to another state to avoid fraud charges.” Said the man who moved from NY to Florida.

    • the move shouldn’t and will not protect him when the residing government wants him to stand trial for all his crimes while he was President and I hope he will not get away with all his crimes.

    • OJ moved to Florida to avoid paying lawsuits. Florida allows you to have multi million dollar home that is untouchable from lawsuits .

    • Melvin Jamerson | August 8, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      Thank You America for what You said America

  18. They talk about protesters but they are the biggest criminals!

  19. Zissou Moonshot | August 7, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

    Of course Trump defends a charity rife with accounting issues!

  20. Norman De Sola | August 7, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

    Looks like “straight shooter” Wayne LaPierre, and his “riflemen” have stolen the NRA’S cash!

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