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Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, speaks at CPAC on Feb. 28, 2021

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NEW YORK — A judge rejected the National Rifle Association’s bid Tuesday to file for bankruptcy in Texas, ruling that the audacious move was an attempt to avoid the oversight of New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale wrote that the NRA’s effort to reincorporate in the Lone Star State was done in bad faith. The once-formidable gun group made the move to gain an improper advantage over James’ office, which is gunning for its dissolution, Hale wrote. “The court has great concern about this case because its purpose is to avoid dissolu...

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