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Inside the NRA’s Strategy to Escape Disaster

The National Rifle Association's bankruptcy in Texas may throw a wrench into New York attorney general Letitia James's (D.) push to shut down the group and seize its assets.

William Brewer, the NRA's leading outside counsel, said a federal bankruptcy judge will have the final say over what happens to the Second Amendment group's assets. James is pursuing a case in state court to dissolve the NRA and reallocate its assets to other nonprofits over accusations of financial impropriety. James will now have to take an extra step in federal court to achieve her goal, according to Brewer.

"In order to dissolve the association, the NRA believes that James would have to seek that relief from the bankruptcy court," Brewer told the Washington Free Beacon.

James successfully blocked a recent attempt by the NRA to move the case from a Manhattan court to one in Albany. James's office declined to comment on the looming bankruptcy. It directed the Free Beacon to a statement in which the attorney general said, "The NRA does not get to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions."