STATEMENT: Response to NY lawsuit to dissolve NRA

Stop Handgun Violence Founder on New York Attorney General Suit to Dissolve the National Rifle Association

Boston – In response to the lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James to dissolve the National Rifle Association, Stop Handgun Violence founder, John Rosenthal, made the following statement:

“For over 25 years, I have been fighting against the NRA to pass even the most minimal gun violence prevention laws, while over 750,000 Americans have died due to preventable gun violence. I would like to see them go to jail for the blood on their hands, but I am happy to see that they will be held accountable for the many-years-long pattern of self-enrichment at the expense of their members and hundreds of thousands of American lives.”

Read more about New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit to dissolve the NRA.


Stop Handgun Violence (SHV) is a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awareness, effective law enforcement and common sense gun laws. SHV has been the lead advocate in Massachusetts for enactment of the most effective gun violence prevention laws and first in the nation consumer protection regulations. The organization does not seek to restrict Constitutional rights, but advocates only for common sense legislation that will help save lives. For more information, go to