NRA Sues New York Governor Cuomo & New York

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Love it or hate it—The Shooter’s Log has certainly received comments on both sides—the NRA is fighting hard for the Second Amendment and our rights. Recently, The Shooter’s Log reported on moves by certain banking institutions to limit or outright refuse to do business with manufacturers and businesses within the firearms community. Following that, we ran Cuomo Urges (Threatens) Banks Against Doing Business With 2A Companies. Now, the NRA is fighting back by filing suit in district court.

Here is the full release from United Sportsmen of Florida (USF) Executive Director and NRA Past President Marion Hammer:

On Friday, May 11, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, the NRA filed a lawsuit claiming  that Gov. Cuomo, and his Director of Financial Services (DFS) have engaged in a “campaign of selective prosecution, backroom exhortations, and public threats” designed to coerce banks and insurance companies to withhold services from the NRA.

The NRA argues that such tactics vastly overstep DFS’s regulatory mandate, and seek to suppress the speech of Second Amendment supporters and retaliate against the NRA and others for their political advocacy.

The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars in damages to redress harms inflicted by the DFS campaign.

Among other things, the lawsuit cites a pair of “guidance” letters issued on April 19, 2018, by the DFS to the CEOs of banks and insurance companies doing business in New York.  Styled as regulatory “risk management” advisories, the letters encourage institutions to “take prompt actions” to manage “reputational risk” posed by dealings with “gun promotion organizations.”

The same day, Cuomo issued a press release in which the Director directly urged “all insurance companies and banks doing business in New York” to “discontinue their arrangements with the NRA.”

Read a copy of the lawsuit complaint as filed, here:

Will the NRA be successful and get the compensation? Do you think Gov. Cuomo and the DFS were making a veiled threat to financial and insurance institutions? Share your answers in the comment section.

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  1. Let all Americans take a knee, give up firearms and allow the NFL players fight to protect Americans rights. NOT!
    NRA keep fighting to stop the insanity. It’s the sick person behind the guns, automobiles, trucks and knives.

    1. It’s also the sickos in the governor’s office, as well as cohorts in the state legislature. Seems to me that, if possible, criminal charges would also be appropriate, but let’s see how they try to squirm out of civil actions, actions now underway??

  2. Any American that is willing to give up their Second Amendment Rights is a damn fool. Any company or bank that refuses to do business with the NRA will lose a lot of customers.

  3. The left wing LIBERALS are attacking the second amendment any way they can. Destroying the NRA is one there means to do it. It is one of the ways they want to control thr people by disarming the people.

  4. Veiled Threat? If I received a note/call/memo like this I would want to call the police and maybe my attorney: #1 I feel threatened and #2 I’d want to take legal action against the caller/writer. Comply or we’ll ruin your financial reputation which could mean that you can no longer borrow money and are considered a risk. Nail them NRA!!

  5. The liberals are what’s wrong with this Country, And will not improve until every one of them is out of Office. They are the new NAZI”S, I’m a citizen not a Subject and will never bend to gun Control. My Family are survivors of the Holocaust, And Know first hand about gun Control. We will Not make that Mistake again.

  6. I hope Gov. Cumo gets the same treatment that DICK’S is getting; don’t do business anyone that sides w/Cumo….WAKE UP 2ND AMENDMENT PEOPLE!!!!!!

  7. We have to make it clear that the Second Amendment is a civil right. And only wannabe dictators want to deprive people of their civil rights.

  8. When do we start hanging these assholes that commit these mass murders? get the liberals out of the way and let justice prevail. Guns are only a problem for those who wish to dictate. Look at history, it repeats itself by generations. Please don’t give up the fight against these communist pricks!

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