NRA Sues Gov. Cuomo and New York’s Financial Regulator for Alleged ‘Blacklisting Campaign’

Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, center, gathers with demonstrators near Central Park during the March For Our Lives in New York, U.S., on March 24, 2018. Thousands of high school students and other gun-control advocates gathered in Washington and across the U.S. Saturday to demand tougher firearms restrictions from …
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The NRA filed suit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York’s financial regulator for what it claims is a “blacklisting campaign” against the organization.

On May 3, Breitbart News reported that New York declared NRA’s Carry Guard program “illegal” and barred it from being marketed in the state. The state canceled policies of New Yorkers who already had Carry Guard.

Reuters reports that the NRA’s suit against Cuomo and the financial regulator alleges they acted to prevent the NRA from “[speaking] freely about gun-related issues and defend the Second Amendment.”

The NRA’s suit was filed in the wake of a $7 million fine being levied against Carry Guard insurance provider Lockton Companies LLC. The New York State Department of Financial Services also fined former Carry Guard insurance provider Chubb Ltd. $1.3 million.

An NRA attorney said the fines were the “culmination of years of political activism by Cuomo against the NRA and gun rights organizations.”

Cuomo described the NRA suit as “a futile and desperate attempt to advance its dangerous agenda to sell more guns.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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