What are they afraid I wonder?

Courtesy of the New York Daily News

A state judge on Friday blocked an attempt by the National Rifle Association to muzzle Oliver North when its ousted president answers tough questions next week from the state attorney general about the gun group’s finances.

The NRA, at war with North over a rumored coup, was trying to lay down legal cover fire to keep him from going off half-cocked about its inner operations.

The gun group filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against state Attorney General Letitia James on Friday, asking a judge for a temporary restraining order to block North’s appearance at a deposition about the NRA’s spending and income sources.

Short of squashing North’s participation entirely, the group wants the court to permit its lawyers to sit in with North, who fell out with the NRA last year after he was accused of trying to take over the organization.

North is scheduled to be deposed on Tuesday.

Now if you are intrigued as to exactly what North might say that has the NRA all in a tizzy, I think Rachel Maddow provided more than just hint in last night’s show. 

Oh yeah, that could definitely be it. 

Look at that, two stories about the NRA falling apart in just one day. 

Man life is good.