The NRA filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo and the state on Friday over blacklisting them. It follows NYS fining insurance broker Lockton Cos $7 million dollars. New York claims he did not have a license to sell insurance in the state. To be specific, the state claimed the NRA through Lockton didn’t have a license.
The insurance company helped the NRA market its “Carry Guard” program to offer insurance to gun owners, covering them for costs of a criminal defense.
The NRA claims the state is using “selective prosecution, backroom exhortations, and public threats” to keep NRA members from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.
Andrew Cuomo called the suit “frivolous”, “desperate”, and “futile”.
IT IS ONE OF THE MANY ATTACKS FROM THE LEFT TO DESTROY THE 2ND AMENDMENT
The plan in liberal states is to discourage gun ownership by blocking insurance — along with a myriad of other plots they have cooking. For example, they discourage banks from doing business with the NRA, gun manufacturers, and gun dealers. They hope to put them out of business.
On May 7, New York State Department of Financial Services, NYDFS, fined insurer Chubb Ltd and its Illinois Union Insurance Company unit $1.3 million for having “unlawfully provided liability insurance to gun owners for acts of intentional wrongdoing,” the regulator said.
The fines were part of settlements between the companies and the regulator, outcomes that are the “culmination of years of political activism by Cuomo against the NRA and gun rights organizations,” an NRA lawyer said in a statement.
The suit also cites an April letter issued by NYDFS to heads of banks and insurance companies doing business in New York encouraging them to manage “reputational risk” posed by dealings with “gun promotion organizations.”
NYDFS claims they are fining the insurance company because they have to follow the law.
The NRA has suffered tens of millions of dollars in damages, the group said. They are now going up against a dictatorial governor who has unlimited funds and influence.