Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is currently embarked on a mission that is in clear violation of the law; his efforts to destroy the National Rifle Association by bringing legal action against the group’s insurance program are unconstitutional in more ways than one. In a country where the left had not succeeded in turning the NRA into some grand boogeyman every time a school shooting erupts, this quest to “bankrupt” the group would be met with fierce and uncompromising judicial action. As it stands, it has just expanded to include three other states.
California, Washington State, and New Jersey attorneys general have all filed legal complaints against the NRA’s Carry Guard insurance program. Now a government watchdog group is filing Freedom of Information Act lawsuits to find out if there is a coordinated and illegal conspiracy between the four states.
From Fox News:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is finding new allies in his campaign to “bankrupt” the National Rifle Association, as three additional states follow his call to take legal action against the gun-rights group’s insurance program.
And an ethics watchdog anticipates more states could join.
“It is troubling that we have seen the government targeting individuals and organizations to silence them based on their political positions,” Kendra Arnold, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), told Fox News.
She cited similarities to the 2016 discovery that state AGs were cooperating to target skeptics of climate change. In the latest case, FACT has filed freedom of information requests with 21 states including the four publicly targeting the NRA – New York, New Jersey, California and Washington state – in search of evidence that might show such coordination here.
The requests seek communications with “any other Attorney General, Governor, or state insurance official … that mention the ‘National Rifle Association’ … or ‘Carry Guard Insurance.’”
Carry Guard insurance is sold to gun owners and is sponsored by the NRA. Through this coverage, individuals can protect themselves from financial liability if they use their firearm in self-defense. Cuomo has said that the program “insures intentional criminal conduct,” which is such an egregious misrepresentation of the facts that it shows exactly why such an insurance policy is needed.