Friday, May 11, 2018

NRA Sues New York, Alleging First Amendment Violations in Insurance Crackdown

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against New York’s insurance regulator and Governor Andrew Cuomo, alleging a regulatory overreach by New York officials that has resulted in violations of the NRA’s First Amendment rights.

The NRA’s lawsuit against the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), Superintendent Maria T. Vullo and Cuomo is seeking millions of dollars in damages and comes on the back of the NRA lawsuit against Lockton Cos., claiming the insurance broker breached its contract with the firearms lobbying group by ending its participation in its member insurance program Carry Guard.

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Source: Insurance Journal

Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo 

 "The NRA's lawsuit is a futile and desperate attempt to advance its dangerous agenda to sell more guns. 

"In New York, we won't be intimidated by frivolous court actions from a group of lobbyists bent on chipping away at common sense gun safety laws that many responsible gun owners actually support. We have an obligation to protect New Yorkers, and this sham suit will do nothing to stop that. 

"While the NRA ignores students across the nation who are saying enough is enough, New York is leading the way with the toughest and smartest gun safety laws in the country. I am proud of my 'F' rating from the NRA, and I will continue to do everything I can to keep New Yorkers safe." 

Source: The Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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