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    Gov. Cuomo still at it

    This Andy shit is getting old.

    https://nypost.com/2018/08/08/andrew...ill-of-rights/
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lawyers will be in federal court in Albany next month, when they’ll try to get a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him by America’s largest civil rights organization.

    The group is the National Rifle Association, which is asking a federal court to halt the governor’s efforts to use financial regulations to drive the gun rights group out of business here. Think of it as the first court test of what could be called the “Cuomo doctrine”: the governor’s vow that “extreme conservatives” have “no place in the state of New York.”

    Cuomo first declared his doctrine in a radio interview in January 2014. He railed against “extreme conservatives who are ‘right to life,’ ‘pro-assault weapon,’ ‘anti-gay.’ ” Cuomo didn’t say whether he meant to include in his list of deplorables all Catholics, say, or Muslims, or Orthodox Jews.

    What had really set Cuomo off was Republican opposition to his gun-control measures. He was infuriated that, after Sandy Hook, some objected to tightening already-strict New York gun laws.

    Fair enough, one might say. The governor of New York is entitled to have a view on guns, to differ with the NRA and to join robustly in the debate over what to do about gun violence.

    In April of this year, though, state regulators told insurers and banks they oversee to look at their relationships with gun rights groups. They warned of “reputational risks” in their “dealings” with the NRA.

    “Nice little business you have here,” the state seemed to be saying to banks and insurers. “It’d be a shame if something happened to it.” The state has left little doubt that it was loaded for bear.

    In May, regulators extracted fines of $1.3 million from Chubb and $7 million from Lockton Affinity, both involved with the NRA’s “Carry Guard” insurance for lawful gun owners. A Carry Guard website says the insurance offers “protection against civil liability, the cost to defend against civil and criminal legal actions and immediate access to attorney referrals.”

    It also covers bail, some legal fees, “lawful firearm replacement” and compensation while in court, among other costs “resulting from the use of a legally possessed firearm — including an act of self-defense.”

    Cuomo claims Carry Guard covers “intentional wrongdoing.” In May, he was sued by the NRA for “viewpoint discrimination” against it and the law-abiding gun owners it represents.

    The NRA accuses Cuomo of running a campaign of “selective prosecution, backroom exhortations and public threats.” It claims the government seeks to halt its defense of the Second Amendment.

    “Simply put,” the NRA alleges, Cuomo and New York regulators “made it clear to banks and insurers that it is bad business in New York to do business with the NRA.”



    Whatever one thinks of gun control, the NRA is a venerable New York institution. It was founded here — at the 7th Regiment Armory on Park Avenue — in 1871 and has been operating here ever since.



    What’s particularly shocking is that state regulators have failed to confine themselves to financial matters. New York’s financial regulators are lecturing financial institutions on politics.

    “Passionate, courageous and articulate young people,” the state Department of Financial Services wrote to insurers after Parkland, “can no longer be ignored.”

    What’s next — David Hogg for state superintendent of financial services?

    No wonder the NRA is arguing that it’s being subjected to viewpoint discrimination. And no wonder Cuomo & Co. want the NRA’s lawsuit to be dismissed without being heard.

    Cuomo last week filed a motion to have the case dismissed on the ground that it fails to state a claim. It certainly poses a risk to his hope to seize the high ground as he preps a run for president.

    Which gets back to the Cuomo doctrine. If Cuomo can cripple a 147-year-old civil rights organization in New York, what would he be prepared to do as president?


    Could he someday deploy financial regulators against “extreme conservatives” who hold religious views on same-sex marriage and abortion — and shelter under the same Bill of Rights as the NRA?

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    Cuomo just declared war on ICE, too. He should be arrested and prosecuted for violating Federal law, impeached, and placed in a cell block chock full of MS-13 bangers. In a perfect world, he'd also get a tattoo on his lower back saying "Try Me, You'll Love It" in English and Spanish with an arrow pointing to his ass.
    Last edited by Banzai; 08-08-2018, 08:23 PM.

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      #3
      Where's the FUAC STAMPS

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          #5
          Something I must not be seeing. It appears to me the NRA is rolled up in a ball on the floor while Andy and the media is kicking the shit out of them. Between this and the Russian shit, I don't see anything coming back from the NRA.

          I'm currently a 5-year member but I'm not going to be a dog in their fight, if they're fighting back at all. A YouTube clip on facebook isn't gonna cut it. NRA needs to come out swinging HARD on a national level. Or, they need to reorganize.

          My opinion.



          Paul

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            #6
            Originally posted by lynyrd View Post
            Something I must not be seeing. It appears to me the NRA is rolled up in a ball on the floor while Andy and the media is kicking the shit out of them. Between this and the Russian shit, I don't see anything coming back from the NRA.

            I'm currently a 5-year member but I'm not going to be a dog in their fight, if they're fighting back at all. A YouTube clip on facebook isn't gonna cut it. NRA needs to come out swinging HARD on a national level. Or, they need to reorganize.

            My opinion.



            Paul
            I don't exactly understand what you mean. What do you want them to do? Get on TV and directly fight Cuomo? Bring more attention to the Russia shit?
            I don't think that either would be a good strategy.
            First lets remember the battlefield and our enemies.
            The media is 99% in the antis corner. They are 99,999% in liberals corner. Look how the NRA was treated by CNN when they did that bullsitt with the Parkland scumbags.
            That was a big mistake
            I don't know what this Russia connection is all about but it's a field day for liberals.
            Anything the NRA says about it will just be food for liberals to beat on them and Trump.

            Any statement will be met with overwhelming propaganda by the media. You don't help you're enemy. You don't fight them on their chosen ground if you can help it.
            Which is exactly what Cuomo wants too.
            Cuomo is worried about Cynthia Nixon. He is far more concerned with her and the far left loons then any RINO from NY. He sees a fight in public with the NRA has a sure way to gain support and to show "national leadership".
            We have to face facts, the media and the left have done a pretty good job of demonizing the NRA. Again, don't fight your enemy with their strength, which is propaganda and a corrupt media. They have the advantage.

            Look at the mistakes Trump makes with fighting fights that don't help him. The tweets against that basket ball player and CNN's favorite black racist douche Lemon for example.
            Nobody would have seen that accept for CNN viewers ( which is a pretty small group today) But Trump had to fight them. He gave them and another douche celebrity more publicity .
            He also looked petty in the process. While if he said nothing it would not have been national news.
            Just the way I see it.
            Last edited by Aquabach; 08-09-2018, 08:37 AM.
            Tag line thanks to @Synner

            He’s like a walking “Tickle Me Angry” doll.

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              #7
              Originally posted by lynyrd View Post
              Something I must not be seeing. It appears to me the NRA is rolled up in a ball on the floor while Andy and the media is kicking the shit out of them. Between this and the Russian shit, I don't see anything coming back from the NRA.

              I'm currently a 5-year member but I'm not going to be a dog in their fight, if they're fighting back at all. A YouTube clip on facebook isn't gonna cut it. NRA needs to come out swinging HARD on a national level. Or, they need to reorganize.

              My opinion.

              Paul
              Here's my take...the NRA is trying to keep a straight face and not laugh their asses off while Andy runs his mouth, and Andy knows it, he's bluffing, he's just getting his little tough talk out and on the record in an election year while he still can. Because he knows damn well once Kavanaugh gets into the Supreme Court, he and his CT and Jersey girlfriends that do nothing but bash the 2A while their states are going down the tubes are completely and totally fucked. I foresee an overturn of the liberal definition of an assault weapon, and the unSafe Act going up in flames. All the NRA has to right now is tie the current insurance nonsense up in court and run down the clock. No point in wasting resources to counter at this point, save it for the SCOTUS fights to come.

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                #8
                Andy just put the last nail in his coffin for POTUS.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Banzai View Post

                  Here's my take...the NRA is trying to keep a straight face and not laugh their asses off while Andy runs his mouth, and Andy knows it, he's bluffing, he's just getting his little tough talk out and on the record in an election year while he still can. Because he knows damn well once Kavanaugh gets into the Supreme Court, he and his CT and Jersey girlfriends that do nothing but bash the 2A while their states are going down the tubes are completely and totally fucked. I foresee an overturn of the liberal definition of an assault weapon, and the unSafe Act going up in flames. All the NRA has to right now is tie the current insurance nonsense up in court and run down the clock. No point in wasting resources to counter at this point, save it for the SCOTUS fights to come.
                  Kavanaugh to SCOTUS will be a good thing. It won’t change the stripes of the left leaning judges on the NY Circuit courts. The journey to SCOTUS might come but it’s rarely a quick ride. Andy can keep on being a PIA for years to come. Heller and McDonald were expected to change the landscape and that largely did not happen in NY.
                  Until the feds actually introduce accountability and knock bullies like Andy off his pedestal, it will be more of the same in NY...IMHO

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