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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:38 PM Jul 2021

The legal battle between Good and Evil

Everytown for Gun Safety on Wednesday announced the launch of a litigation fund aimed at supporting legal claims by survivors of gun violence.

Everytown Law, the legal division of the gun control advocacy group that is made up of lawyers working to advance gun safety measures through the court system, said in a press release that it hopes to “support legal action seeking to address the impact of gun violence on disproportionately affected communities, including Black, Latino, and other communities of color.”
“A lack of resources shouldn’t prevent gun violence survivors and their allies from holding reckless actors in the gun industry accountable,” Tirschwell argued.
Legal efforts that may be supported by the fund include claims filed by survivors of gun violence, unfair or deceptive marketing of guns and “lawsuits seeking to compel state and local officials to enforce gun safety laws,” the organization said.

Meanwhile the NRA is spending massive amounts to simply stay in existence.

NRA Spending on Lawyers Is on Pace for Record This Year
The National Rifle Association racked up $22 million in legal costs in the first five months of 2021, on pace to surpass the record $40 million spent for all of last year, even as efforts to match its 2020 revenue faltered, internal documents indicate.

Legal costs were the nonprofit’s largest single expense after membership activities in the five months through May, when a judge rejected the gun-rights group’s bid to reorganize through bankruptcy, documents obtained by Bloomberg show.
The recent financial data illustrate the challenges the NRA faces after years when revenue has remained below its peak, though the group said it added about 350,000 new members in 2021, and has cut operating costs. Tax records show revenue fell 21% from 2016 to 2019, while unaudited results for last year and the NRA’s below-budget performance so far in 2021 indicate further declines.

It would appear that reason and simple humanity is slowly gaining ground in the continuing battle against the gun industry and the culture it has spawned. The further good news is that as long as the NRA is spending on it's survival there's less for the purchase of legislators.

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The legal battle between Good and Evil (Original Post) AndyS Jul 2021 OP
This is nicely and clearly laid out. CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2021 #1


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1. This is nicely and clearly laid out.
Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:52 PM
Jul 2021

Even for people like me, who don't follow the gun issues as closely as you do, can see the path being taken by both groups.

I'd say Everytown for Gun Safety folks have the upper hand here. They've been smart about how to fight the NRA, and it shows.

May their strength only increase!

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