Insider encourages readers to examine both lawsuits and reach their own conclusions.

NRA President Carolyn Meadows was quoted by Fox News, suggesting these lawsuits are politically motivated and timed.

“You could have set your watch by it,” Meadows said in a prepared statement. “The investigation was going to reach its crescendo as we move into the 2020 election cycle. It’s a transparent attempt to score political points and attack the leading voice in opposition to the leftist agenda. This has been a power grab by a political opportunist – a desperate move that is part of a rank political vendetta. Our members won’t be intimidated or bullied in their defense of political and constitutional freedom.”

Many firearms community insiders have been anticipating legal action, at least in New York State, for several months. Still, the fact that James announced her lawsuit this close to the 2020 elections is raising suspicions this is an effort to sidetrack NRA when the association’s involvement in the campaign is critical.