NRA suing over New York's political interference with the financial industry

View from North Central IdahoThe National Rifle Association sued New York state officials over what it described as a “blacklisting campaign” targeting companies that try to do business with the group.

The organization filed a complaint Friday in Syracuse federal court accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Financial Services of abuses of regulatory power aimed at stifling the gun-rights advocacy group’s right to free speech.

Earlier this month, the state financial services department fined insurance broker Lockton Cos. $7 million and a unit of Chubb Ltd. $1.3 million over an NRA-branded insurance program called Carry Guard. The agency claimed the program illegally permitted gun owners to receive liability coverage even if they were charged with firearms-related crimes. Carry Guard has been criticized by gun control advocates as “murder insurance.”

Joe thinks this will need to get to the Supreme Court for action to be taken. I'm not sure even that will be enough; we might need a followup to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms act.

This entry was published Sun May 13 10:42:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-05-13 10:42:11.0. [Tweet]

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