As an elected legal officer, do you think it would be negligent and incompetent NOT to inform the public that you are investigating an organisation within your jurisdiction with some very peculiar and possibly criminal financial practices?
Of course, if the NRA were registered in, say, Texas, it would be up to their law officials to Err... wilfully ignore the NRAs affairs.
But that would be what the Texan voters elect them to do. Err...
Informing the public and blatantly campaigning against an organization are different things, don't ya think? The NY attorney general is as biased as the rest of us, but using her powers to conduct a politically motivated witch hunt against alleged practices is not wise.