The civil trial against the National Rifle Association and its leadership spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James may have far-reaching implications for the Second Amendment organization, but even the Washington Post admits that the future of the 2A movement doesn’t rest solely on the shoulders of the remaining employees at NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
In a weekend feature on the weakened state of the association, reporters Beth Reinhard and Silvia Foster-Frau detailed the declining revenues and increased legal bills that the NRA has faced in recent years, with revenue down by 40 percent since 2016 and expenses to attorneys soaring during that same period; $181 million between 2018 and 2022. The report leaves little doubt that the NRA is in serious financial trouble. Former director and Kansas judge Phillip Journey told the Post that the group is a “dead man walking”, while an Ohio State University accounting professor contends it’s “in a financial spiral that will not be easy to recover from.”
While the long-term future of the NRA may be in doubt, the Post delivered a dose of reality to the anti-gunners who fervently believe that if they’re able to take down the organization they can kill off the future of the gun rights movement.