CNBC reports, “Kirsten Gillibrand slams the NRA and Federalist Society in Supreme Court filing and warns the court could be restructured“:
“Democratic presidential contenders rolled out new gun control plans in the wake of two mass shootings earlier this month … Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, has diagnosed the problem as part of an “industrial-strength influence campaign” from conservative advocacy groups on the Republican-appointed justices of the Supreme Court — and is making the argument to the judges themselves. The New York lawmaker this week signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in a high-profile Second Amendment case over now-defunct New York City laws and regulations, urging the justices to drop the matter … “
The Daily Caller offers more insight, “A Pro-Gun Ruling Will Inflame Court-Packing Push, Democratic Senator Warns Supreme Court“:
“… “The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,’” [Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse] wrote, alluding to court-packing measures that have gained traction in progressive circles. “Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.” …”
I wonder how the left-leaning Justices will react to this sort of intimidation tactics.
The next chapter in the NRA’s ongoing shitshow comes from the Post, “NY regulators probing NRA for illegal gun insurance kickbacks”
“The New York Department of Financial Services is investigating the National Rifle Association for its role in offering now-banned insurance products for gun owners in the state — and earning at least $14 million in the process, The Post has learned. The investigation, which hasn’t been previously reported, is an outgrowth of consent agreements last year with insurance companies, ending the sale of NRA-branded Carry Guard insurance, and other similar products, in New York, sources said … The NRA, which isn’t licensed to sell or market insurance in New York, received at least $14 million in payments for helping to sell Carry Guard and other similar products from 2000 to 2008, according to the 2018 consent agreement, which it was not party to. That means the DFS could also go after them for receiving kickbacks for selling insurance, which is not allowed, sources said …”
I can easily see DFS, at a minimum, demanding NRA forfeit the $14 million.
It is inexcusable that the most basic due diligence was not done regarding selling insurance in the state. I’m not in the business, but even I know there are lots of rules and regulations regarding selling insurance in New York and that a license is required.
The NRA Board (especially Marion Hammer) cannot simply write this off as an attack by gun control advocates.
Everytown/Moms Demand will host a presidential “gun safety” forum today at 3:00pm. Both Mayor de Blasio and Senator Gillibrand are scheduled to attend.
Today @ 10:00am – New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres, gun control advocates and others hold a press conference to announce new funding for gun and gang violence prevention programs, District Office, 573 E. Fordham Road, Bronx.