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The NRA Will Have Its Day in Court (against Cuomo)
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2018 | James Freeman

Posted on 11/15/2018 5:53:03 AM PST by reaganaut1

[N]o elected official in the country has more aggressively sought to limit free speech rights than Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.). Now he will have to answer for it in court.

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In May this column described how Mr. Cuomo was using the state’s financial regulatory agency to intimidate insurance companies, banks and other firms into turning down business with the NRA. The gun-rights group sued Mr. Cuomo after he ordered the state’s Department of Financial Services to tell the firms it oversees “to review any relationships they may have with the National Rifle Association and other similar organizations. Upon this review, the companies are encouraged to consider whether such ties harm their corporate reputations and jeopardize public safety.”

The same day as Mr. Cuomo’s announcement, New York’s chief financial regulator Ms. Vullo sent out a bulletin urging companies to manage their “reputational risks” related to organizations like the NRA. She claimed that “in this area society, as a whole, has a responsibility to act and is no longer willing to stand by and wait and witness more tragedies caused by gun violence, but instead is demanding change now.” Ms. Vullo and her agency have also been sued by the NRA.

In a single stroke, Mr. Cuomo was not just attacking cherished rights described in the Constitution’s first two amendments; he was simultaneously corrupting financial regulation. Theoretically, Ms. Vullo’s job is to ensure the soundness of the firms under her supervision, and to protect customers against fraud—not to enforce a political agenda and deem any business the governor dislikes a “reputational risk.” The tenth anniversary of the 2008 panic, which inspired the creation of Ms. Vullo’s agency, is a reminder of the consequences when regulators fail to focus on their core missions.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; banking; cuomo; finance; newyork; nra; tyranny

1 posted on 11/15/2018 5:53:03 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

I don’t own a gun. But I’m joining the NRA. Most people own a gun. Hillary Clinton may not own a gun, but her guards and the people who carry out her extracurricular instructions do. Death to tyrants, progressive or otherwise


2 posted on 11/15/2018 6:00:35 AM PST by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: reaganaut1

“Lock them up, lock them up!”


3 posted on 11/15/2018 6:04:14 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: reaganaut1

Cuomo’s and Vullo’s behavior is the same kind of behavior that has delivered Venezuela to where it is today. People like these two always believe that their end justifies the means. John Adams said that our form of government was intended solely for a moral people. It won’t work for any other. We must begin with moral leaders. Cuomo and Vullo fail to qualify.


4 posted on 11/15/2018 6:09:35 AM PST by Saltmeat
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To: CharlesOConnell

“I don’t own a gun. “

Get one.


5 posted on 11/15/2018 6:20:36 AM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Saltmeat
Cuomo’s and Vullo’s behavior is the same kind of behavior that has delivered Venezuela to where it is today. People like these two always believe that their end justifies the means. John Adams said that our form of government was intended solely for a moral people. It won’t work for any other. We must begin with moral leaders. Cuomo and Vullo fail to qualify.

Exactly. This is a direct attack on the First and Second Amendments.

Cuomo was overwhelmingly re-elected.

6 posted on 11/15/2018 6:28:47 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: reaganaut1
Andrew Cuomo's first foray into the slimy world of NY politics was when Ed Koch ran against his father, aka il Sfaccim in the Dem primary for NYC mayor in 1977. He hired a "goon squad " to drive around the good neighborhoods in NYC yelling through bullhorns to VOTE FOR CUOMO NOT THE HOMO. Contrary to popular belief innuendos of Ed Koch's alleged homosexuality did NOT start with the conservatives. He pulled the same stunt in 1986 when Koch ran against his father in the Dem primary for NY Gov. The same Mario Cuomo who referred to hunters and NRA members in MY as a bunch of Yahoo's who beat up their wives. Like father like son of a bitch.
7 posted on 11/15/2018 7:12:39 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Yep. He is just a repugnant, slimy piece of fecal matter.


8 posted on 11/15/2018 7:36:19 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Also Cuomo’s butt boy, fmr NY AG Eric Sneiderman, yet ANOTHER gun grabbing hypocrite who behaves badly. He resigned in record time after credible allegations of sex abuse came to light. Seems he gets off on beating his mistresses senseless. Including one who came over from Senegal who he would hurl racial insults and while bitch-slapping her around. What a helluva way to get a “rise in the Levis”. And it’s POS’s like this who the libs think should be in judgement as to who’s mentally fit to be trusted with firearms.


9 posted on 11/15/2018 8:14:53 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: reaganaut1

Nail his ass to the wall!!


10 posted on 11/15/2018 9:12:38 AM PST by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: Impala64ssa
il Sfaccim

Well done. Mr Grant would be proud.


11 posted on 11/15/2018 3:27:38 PM PST by DoodleBob
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