NY v NRA

The State of New York is playing dirty in an attempt to put the National Rifle Association out of business.   They are going after their insurers.   This ought to be prevented.  I am sure that we do not want a State to decide to kill off a company for political reasons, which is what is going on here.

“Simply put, Defendants made it clear to banks and insurers that it is bad business in New York to do business with the NRA,” the lawsuit says. “As a direct result of this coercion, multiple financial institutions have succumbed to Defendants’ demands and entered into consent orders with DFS that compel them to terminate longstanding, beneficial business relationships with the NRA, both in New York and elsewhere.”  …

“Defendants’ goal, from the outset, was to disrupt any and all business arrangements between the NRA and any insurance administrator, broker, or underwriter—indeed, any financial institution.”

Lockton, the NRA’s long-standing insurance provided, dropped all NRA-related services after receiving threats of extortion by DFS. The lawsuit alleges that Lockton and the NRA were in contract negotiations over a policy renewal. They were set to lock-in the deal when Lockton came back and said they would not provide the NRA with any services moving forward.

This is the assault of the ten thousand lawyers.   It may be a popular move for Governor Cuomo, but it should not be allowed.   NRA is going to need a ton of money for lawyering to fight the State of New York.

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  1. This is not a proper power of government. The ultimate restraint on illegitimate state power is the power of the people, in whom are vested the powers of the First and Second Amendment. The solution in this case is not the ballot box. Thomas Jefferson had some thinks to say about the tree of liberty.

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  2. The left always plays dirty. This should surprise no one. That’s how they’ve carpeted the planet with mass graves.

    Was does still surprise me, just a bit, is just how worthless the Republican party manages to be.

    Allow to me to make note of the obvious fact that the GOP controls the Federal government. It could, if it wasn’t so busy nevertrumping, write a law to prevent leftists from discriminating against conservatives for our political views.

    This should of course include banning the increasingly common leftist practice of refusing service to conservatives for routine transactions, or forcing others not to provide service, as in this example.

    Somehow, the gop never quite gets around to representing the people who vote for it, although it is always quite eager to fund planned parenthood or subsidize NPR.

    Why is that, exactly? Is it to too tinfoil for me to wonder just what the leftists running the FBI have on these folks? Remember how Dennis Hastert spent his entire tenure as Speaker paying hush money to his victims, for crimes committed before he even entered Congress? Does anyone think the FBI didn’t know about that?

    Remember, again- the left always plays dirty.

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  3. civil westman:
    This is not a proper power of government. The ultimate restraint on illegitimate state power is the power of the people, in whom are vested the powers of the First and Second Amendment. The solution in this case is not the ballot box. Thomas Jefferson had some thinks to say about the tree of liberty.

    On the other hand Red states should be copying this tactic .

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  4. Robert A. McReynolds:

    civil westman:
    This is not a proper power of government. The ultimate restraint on illegitimate state power is the power of the people, in whom are vested the powers of the First and Second Amendment. The solution in this case is not the ballot box. Thomas Jefferson had some thinks to say about the tree of liberty.

    On the other hand Red states should be copying this tactic .

    Well, I thought that, but I believe that red-state people don’t want the sort of corruption in government that would be needed in order to make the threat to the banks and insurers credible.

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  5. Well, I thought that, but I believe that red-state people don’t want the sort of corruption in government that would be needed in order to make the threat to the banks and insurers credible.

    Spot on, but we certainly shouldn’t let them get away with their tactics because they’re corrupt and we aren’t.

    Of course you certainly aren’t saying that, so let me elaborate upon what I think would be some roughly equivalent but non-corrupt responses we can honorably make.

    First, stop giving them money. I remain gobsmacked at just how much the left relies on making other people pay their way for them. I already mentioned planned parenthood and NPR- why the **** do they get government money when the GOP controls the government??? This is inexcusable, especially when the gop doesn’t even force the leftists who run NPR to stop their endless shilling for the crazy.

    Second, call them on their lies. I still manage to be surprised- if barely- at just how craven the GOP can be. The left is shrieking!!!! that the GOP in general and Trump in particular are Traitors!!! and the Republican party doesn’t even seem to notice or care. What the blazes is wrong with these people? If Mitt Romney had managed to get a little peeved when Harry Reid called him a murderer and lied about his taxes he might have become president- but no, that would have been a step too far for Mittens.  Right now the left is pulling out all the stops to destroy the NRA- effectively, a key part of the Republican coalition- and the party doesn’t seem interested in defending it at all. More inexcusableness.

    Third, do something for the people who vote for you. A key part of what made the latest Republican nominee president were the votes of blue collar workers in Rust-belt states like Michigan. Yet rather too much of the gop simply can’t shut up about their beloved free trade fantasies. Bluntly, they’re too stupid to even give lip service to the people who saved the country from Hillary Clinton, let alone advocate something more real to advance their interest, like supporting Trump’s NAFTA plans.

    Even Hillary Satan was willing to do that, for God’s sake.

    This is too long already- but can’t the gop stop being stupid for just a few years? Long enough to save the country from the left’s murderous insanity? Please gop please??

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