NRA suing over New York state abuse

I’m glad to see this:

The National Rifle Association sued New York state officials over what it described as a “blacklisting campaign” targeting companies that try to do business with the group.

The organization filed a complaint Friday in Syracuse federal court accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Financial Services of abuses of regulatory power aimed at stifling the gun-rights advocacy group’s right to free speech.

Earlier this month, the state financial services department fined insurance broker Lockton Cos. $7 million and a unit of Chubb Ltd. $1.3 million over an NRA-branded insurance program called Carry Guard. The agency claimed the program illegally permitted gun owners to receive liability coverage even if they were charged with firearms-related crimes. Carry Guard has been criticized by gun control advocates as “murder insurance.”

While I think it has to be done I can’t imagine the district court gives it much more time than it takes to say, “Case dismissed!”. This, almost for certain, will have to go to SCOTUS to get any traction. I just hope we get one or more friendly justices there by the time it arrives.


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