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. Gun control advocates are so far left and IGNORENT only 1/2 the brain in there head is working that they do not understand they are PROTECTING ALL AND EVERY CRIMINAL. GUN CONTROLS ARE LAWS THAT ARE MENT TO BE FOLLOWED. But only law abiding citizens will follow them leaving law abiding citizens “VULNERABLE. All of left leaning CLOWNS should place a sign or green light on their porch reading and showing “ NO FIREARMS IN THIS HOME. Good luck ignorants.

  3. Cuomo is one sorry individual. First it was the sugar tax on soda, now it’s the banks and insurance companies. Soon he’ll be telling the good people of New York how much toilet paper they can use to wipe their backsides. New Yorkers need to get their heads out of the sand and vote him out of office. Your liberties are being taken away in pieces one at a time. Wake up before it’s to late !

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. All True Americans must stand against all enemies of America, including our liberal, anti american government. All the liberal left agencies, Hollywood, Arts, the media, Entertainment industry in general. Now we must demand resignation by all anti American, left wing, liberal elected officials. Democrats and liberal, moderate and outright ANTI AMERICANS that have infiltrated our government and are working to bring America to it’s knees, (our knees). ALL THOSE WHO RAISED THEIR RIGHT HAND WITH THEIR LEFT HAND ON A BIBLE AND SWORE AN OATH TO UPHOLD AND DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION THAT ARE NOW ACTING IN CONCERT TO DISMANTLE AND DESTROY IT, KNOWING THAT THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS THE ONLY THING STANDING IN THEIR WAY. ATTACKING THE SECOND AMENDMENT, ARE CLEARLY IN VIOLATION OF THEIR OATH. THE SECOND AMENDMENT SAYS “THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. GUN CONTROL IS CLEARLY AN INFRINGEMENT THAT IS DETRIMENTAL AND DAMAGING TO OUR FREEDOM. THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF PERJURY AND MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE WARRING AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE. THEY MUST BE PROSECUTED AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. A class action lawsuit by all True Americans may be a good place to start. NRA please take note of this idea. LEGAL WARFARE AGAINST OUR MOST DANGEROUS ENEMY. So very anti American. So very popular. Political correctness is a powerful weapon being used to seduce our youth to do their bidding for them against the USA. They must be stopped.

  6. Robert E. Williams
    As a long standing member of the NRA I will continue to support them all the way to remove these LIBERAL Scum Bags . May once OBO and Killary/ Holder and a few others are charged for treason and put away for life we can enjoy our rights as we have in the past.

  7. 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!!


  9. I left NY over 10 years ago. Draconian Taxes without any responsible cost controls, Public Unions that infected every level of government with cry babies who want to be paid like a surgeon but have skills like a spiteful moron having pensions that far exceed the norm..increasing taxes……Do your self a favor and LEAVE NY. If you wait for some politician to solve your problems you have a long wait. Move to another State that has their S**T together….Stupid S**T like the above is only going to continue so long as people like Cuomo and other neurotic liberals continue to have their way

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!!!!

  12. 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.

  13. I didn’t serve during ‘Nam to have some slack jawed,pencil neck geek try to take away rights that I fought for.FUCK ‘EM ALL.
    When they start going door to door to confiscate our weapons,
    there is more to it other than taking away the Second Amendment. IT IS CALLED TREASON! Punishable by hanging.
    Any & everyone doing this took the same oath as I did 45 years ago.Top Priority: Defend The Constitution Of The United States
    Of America against ALL enemies foreign & domestic.For me,
    that meant-means that any order contradicting said document
    was unlawful and did not have to be followed.Yea,I see where an
    NCO or an Officer might draw down on a refuser,but with prob-
    ably more than half scared & not knowing what to do,that type
    of scenario might trigger some real time,real deal reality check.
    If they kick my door in,it’s gonna be “SHOWTIME!” I’ll get @ least
    3,maybe all of that squad. It would be an honor to die on American soil defending the most important document in the
    world for the country I LOVE and SWORE to defend Aug. 28,1972

  14. 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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