Skip to comments.NRA Moves Forward in First Amendment Case Against NY Governor Cuomo
Posted on 11/27/2018 5:14:25 AM PST by marktwain
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is notoriously hostile to the Second Amendment and the exercise thereof.
His administration has been riddled with corruption. He is considered one of the three engineers of the infamous Safe Act. The other two, Dean Skelos, former leader of the New York Senate, and Sidney Silver, former Speaker of the New York Assembly, have been convicted of corruption. Governor Cuomo was intimately politically involved with both men.
Governor Cuomo has been able to evade corruption charges thus far.
Perhaps Governor Cuomo has a touch of believing he is invulnerable. He used his vast powers to exhort the New York bureaucracy to blacklist the National Rifle Association (NRA). Governors have free speech rights, just as everyone is supposed to have in the United States. But, as leftists like to point out, there are limits on all rights.
Free speech does not include the right to threaten legal entities with a bureaucratic blacklist. Nice little non-profit you have there. Be a shame if something were to happen to it
On 7 November 2018, Jacob Sullum wrote about some of the details of the bureaucratic blacklisting of the NRA, after Cuomo made the not so subtle threats. From creators.com:
Two weeks later, as if to underline the dangers of doing business with gun promotion organizations, DFS announced a consent decree with Lockton Companies, the New York administrator of Carry Guard, the NRA's liability insurance program for people who use firearms in self-defense. Lockton agreed to pay a $7 million fine for alleged violations of state regulations and promised to stop helping the NRA with insurance programs
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
[The other two, Dean Skelos, former leader of the New York Senate, and Sidney (Sheldon) Silver, former Speaker of the New York Assembly, ]
Both in a various state of criminal prosecution.
Both are in prison. ‘Nuff said.
Last article I read, people were amazed that he was able to get some judge to keep him outside for a months while a guaranteed to fail appeal was going on, for the umpteenth time.
Gov Cuomo is the e-coli of Governors.
” guaranteed to fail appeal “?
Come on Sam,
You are very much aware of Judge shopping.
All a matter of agreeing on the amount the bribe needs to be.
I thought a certain amount of skepticism and cynicism were implied...
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