New York investigating National Rifle Association’s finances

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state’s attorney general has begun an investigation into the National Rifle Association.

William A. Brewer, the NRA’s outside lawyer, said Saturday that the organization had received notice of an investigation from Attorney General Letitia James’ office. Brewer said the NRA “will fully cooperate with any inquiry into its finances.”

James, a Democrat, vowed during her campaign last year to investigate the NRA’s not-for-profit status if elected.

The NRA has clashed repeatedly with New York elected officials aiming to curb the organization’s influence.

The group filed a lawsuit last year against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials after New York fined insurance broker Lockton Cos. LLC $7 million for underwriting an NRA-branded insurance program called Carry Guard.

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