National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre is warning his members that the organization could be forced to shut down “very soon” and he’s blaming Democrats. From The Daily Beast:

He blamed the dire straits on steps Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken to pressure banks and insurance companies that do business with the gun rights organization.

“[R]ight now we’re facing an attack that’s unprecedented not just in the history of the NRA, but in the entire history of our country,” the letter began. “And if this attack succeeds, NRA will be forced to shut down forever.”

Annual donation to the group shrank by $55 million from 2016 to 2017, but this is not about fundraising. Banks and insurance companies have become more reluctant to do business with the NRA after Cuomo called the group an “extremist organization” and said companies with ties to the organization should “consider their reputation.”