FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2021
The NRA Goes Down with Trump
WASHINGTON — As the National Rifle Association (NRA) announces it has filed for bankruptcy and is moving operations to Texas in a pathetic effort to escape legal culpability, it finally can’t shy away from its decades of corruption and deception.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has been warning about the dangers the NRA poses to American safety, security and democracy for decades.
CSGV Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement:
“Few organizations in America have been as destructive or harmful to the American way of life than the National Rifle Association. What was once an organization committed to firearm safety and hunting has degenerated into a criminal syndicate based on an unapologetic embrace of greed, corruption, and insurrection. This monumental shift has resulted in the deaths of countless American lives and spawned a fringe anti-government movement that now has declared war on the United States of America.
“The NRA’s declaration of bankruptcy and move to Texas should come as welcome news to all Americans. The group has made its mission over the past few decades to sell fear, sell guns, and sell the insurrectionist idea that violence is a legitimate part of our political process. Their cruelty and corruption knew no bounds as they danced on the graves of dead Americans to enrich themselves and consolidate power in extremist right-wing politics.
“No group tied themselves as early and as passionately to Donald Trump as the National Rifle Association. And now the two of them are exiting the national stage together, leaving a massive stain from their destruction. It is up to us — the American people — to clean up their deadly mess and continue to strive for a more perfect — and safer — union.”
About the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Founded in 1974, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization. We believe gun violence should be rare and abnormal. CSGV develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms.