The NRA has filed a lawsuit against the state over Gov. Cuomo’s closure of “non-essential” businesses:
… “There isn’t a single person who has ever used a gun for self-defense who would consider it nonessential,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO & Executive Vice President. “This is clearly another assault by Gov. Cuomo on the NRA, on the rights of New Yorkers to defend themselves and their families, and on our Second Amendment freedoms. The NRA will continue to fight all such attacks until Gov. Cuomo recognizes that constitutional rights are for every New Yorker and every American – and not just for politicians and their privileged friends.” …
Attorney General Letitia James issued a response:
… “Everyone — including the NRA — must follow the law and all executive orders of New York. We will aggressively defend the state against yet another legal assault by the NRA.” …
Wednesday ‘s Newsbits:
At 11:00am today Assemblyman Felix Ortiz will join gun control advocates in announcing and discussing a package of newly introduced legislation in the LCA Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.
The Finger Lakes Times reports:
“… Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan announced Friday he is running for the position currently held by Brian Kolb. Kolb announced Thursday he would not seek another term, a few weeks after he was charged with driving while intoxicated … A longtime community volunteer, he founded the Red Jacket High School Clay Target League. For 27 years, he has served on the Clifton Springs Area YMCA Board of Directors. Gallahan also serves on the Ontario County Shooters Committee On Political Education Board of Directors, and he is a life member of the NRA …”
“New York’s financial regulator on Wednesday filed civil charges accusing the National Rifle Association of offering insurance to its members without a license and concealing how it routinely kept some of their premiums for itself. The state Department of Financial Services plans to seek civil fines and other remedies from the gun rights group at an April 6 hearing … Wednesday’s charges focus mainly on the group’s alleged ties since 2000 to insurance broker Lockton Cos, including the sale of 28,005 policies to New Yorkers and the NRA’s receipt of more than $1.8 million in associated royalties and fees. Lockton’s policies included the NRA-branded “Carry Guard,” which the regulator said offered policyholders unlawful liability coverage, including for criminal defense costs and “intentional” conduct in shooting incidents …”
It is my understanding DFS wants to fine NRA $500 per incident, so $500 x 28,005 = $14,002,500.