Gov. Cuomo’s Shameless War on the NRA

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Among the “direct and implied threats” is one contained in a press release Cuomo issued in April stating, “I am directing the Department of Financial Services to urge insurers and bankers statewide to determine whether any relationship they may have with the NRA or similar organizations sends the wrong message.”

The point, he continued, was that “working together, we can put an end to gun violence in New York once and for all.”

In the same month, New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo released a guidance letter titled “Guidance on Risk Management Relating to the NRA and Similar Gun Promotion Organizations.”

In it, she wrote, “the department encourages its insurers to continue evaluating and managing their risks, including reputational risks, that may arise from their dealings with the NRA or similar gun promotion organizations.”

Cuomo then tweeted, “The NRA is an extremist organization. I urge companies in New York State to revisit any ties they have to the NRA and consider their reputations, and responsibility to the public.”



https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/11/15/gov-cuomos-shameless-war-on-the-nra/



well Progressives love to convict Trump on his statements, this seems a cut and dried case
 
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Hijinx

Well-Known Member
The point, he continued, was that “working together, we can put an end to gun violence in New York once and for all.”
What a dildo.

No brainless fool could ever actually believe that.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Now, it’s worth noting that this entire line of attack on the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms and the First Amendment’s right to associate with whom we chose and to speak freely with others wouldn’t have even been politically possible for Cuomo if the mainstream media treated this issue with a little curiosity—honesty might be too much to hope for.

It’s also worth pointing out that if Cuomo gets away with this First Amendment infringement, these same media members might be next. It is not hard to imagine a politician deciding that, if gun owners and their associations can be silenced and harmed financially for political ends, then they are free to go after other marginalized groups that are problems for them politically. Politicians, so emboldened, have come after members of the media before.

But it isn’t even necessary to weigh the theoretical consequences of this constitutional overstep by Cuomo, as there are already real victims of Cuomo’s zealotry. Cuomo has long been after gun owners and gun makers, a manufacturing sector that still makes its goods in America. Even today, two-thirds of this industry’s products sold in America are made in America.


http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/18/if-cuomo-can-silence-the-speech-of-gun-owners-whos-next/
 
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