Regulatory powers have just been dangerously weaponized against the National Rifle Association. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent directive to financial regulators wants them to pressure private companies to break ties with the NRA, “or else…”
New York has never been known as a bastion of freedom, yet this is even highly reminiscent of all-out fascist tactics to eliminate basic fundamental human rights through weaponized regulations. And although no person should ever have the kind of power Cuomo exerted to “decree” private businesses and banks follow his orders, don’t be surprised if they cave to the tyranny.
“I am directing the Department of Financial Services to urge insurers and bankers statewide to determine whether any relationship they may have with the NRA or similar organizations sends the wrong message to their clients and their communities who often look to them for guidance and support,” the governor wrote in a statement.
The Department of Financial Services, which regulates the banking and insurance industries in New York, followed up with guidance letters to insurance companies and banks, according to Reason.
The guidance then includes slight variations on the following language from the banking letter:
The Department encourages its chartered and licensed financial institutions to continue evaluating and managing their risks, including reputational risks, that may arise from their dealings with the NRA or similar gun promotion organizations, if any, as well as continued assessment of compliance with their own codes of social responsibility. The Department encourages regulated institutions to review any relationships they have with the NRA or similar gun promotion organizations, and to take prompt actions to managing these risks and promote public health and safety.
Why is this such a terrifying ordeal? The regulatory body that oversees these industries is warning companies under its power that they may be assuming reputational risk (a regulated area that draws official attention) by doing business with legal organizations such as the NRA. This reputational risk is said to exist because these groups are “gun promotion organizations,” which boils down to nothing more than them taking public policy positions at odds with those favored by the state’s political leaders. Meaning the New York State government is weaponizing itself against any business it deems a political enemy…does this sound like East Berlin circa 1939 yet?
But this is hardly the first time government regulatory agencies have been weaponized against the public. “My father may have been the originator of the concept of employing the IRS as a weapon of political retribution,” Elliott Roosevelt observed of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The federal tax agency remains a handy bludgeon for politicians from that day through the present, including its recent deployment against Tea Party groups and its power to financially punish (at gunpoint of course) those who can’t afford or don’t wish to purchase government-approved health care plans.
As Reason noted, yes, weaponizing regulatory agencies has been done before. But making it explicit strips regulatory authority of any legitimacy. Punishing political opponents is a less compelling argument for such power than claims—valid or otherwise—that you’re enforcing good business practices. If it becomes standard practice, people are entitled to view regulators as nothing more than partisan hitmen and treat them accordingly.
New York’s long-established culture of corrupt and weaponized use of government power is a stain on the state, not something to be made official policy and extended to the country as an example to emulate.
Note to leftist turds like these POS polititians,,,
YOU WILL NEVER AND I REPEAT NEVER DISARM THE MAJORITY OF AMERICAN GUN OWNERS, THE ONLY THING YOU ARE DOING BY ELIMINATING THE MIDDLE MAN IS ASSURING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE DEALT WITH BY THE PEOPLE DIRECTLY, WHEN YOU OVERSTEP YOU MIGHT JUST SLIP AND FALL AT SOME POINT
Nailbanger, AMEN to your comments. You know Braveheart agrees wholeheartedly. I would say to New York State, BRING IT ON!
Cuomo is another POS Commie that deserves a Public light pole hanging for Treason. That POS took an oath to the Constitution and keeps on infringing against it.
Commie = Progressive, Lefty, Democrat, Socialist, POS, Death!!
Following up on your excellent comments from a few days ago…
As for the synagogue’s supposed real estate deal in the Holy Land, the Bible says this:
When you shall have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he hath made with you, and shall have served strange gods, and adored them: then shall the indignation of the Lord rise up quickly and speedily against you, and you shall be taken away from this excellent land, which he hath delivered to you. Josue (Joshua) 23:16
He gave (((them))) ALL the land He promised (Josue 21:41-43; 2 Esdras [Nehemiah] 9:7-8) and, for (((their)) stiff-necked disobedience voiding the covenants AND commandments of God (Judges 2:20, 1 Kings 13:13, 3 Kings 18:18, Jeremias 11:10, 31:31-32, & 44:23, Malachias 2:8-12, Matthew 15:3-6, Mark 7:8-13 ), He took away their land (Josue (Joshua) 23:16) exactly as he warned (((them)))
(Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26; see also Leviticus 18:28; Numbers 14:23; Deuteronomy 4:26-27; 6:18; 7:12; Deuteronomy 30; Ezekiel 13:9; Jeremias 7:15; 29:13-14)
The synagogue of Satan (Apocalypse 2:9 & 3:9) has NO deed to even a grain of sand in the Holy Land.
judaism DOT is/covenants.html
and they wonder why their communities are terrorized by MS-13?
He better start with whoever is funding his bodyguards…
The Boys Scouts of America are dropping the word Boys from their organization…I guess sound too masculine and does not represent todays youth..
New York, California and Illinois are three states that are truly pieces of shit.
The sad reality is, in America, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. What should happen is the squeaky wheel is taken off and thrown away.
Being from Illinois. I agree Kinda. It is Shitcago that is the problem with Illinois. Down state hate Shitcago and would love to kick it out of the state.
Thanks for another great point Sgt. Dale. These leftist-run cities like New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, etc. do not believe in the constitutional republic established by the founding fathers. Their socialist utopia is not. People are trapped in the big city sewers and are looking for a chance to leave. B.F. Skinner did an experiment in which he added rats, slowly & individually, into a cage until all the rats erupted in a chaotic fight. Many of our big cities are in that chaotic fight now.
Connect the dots, Stiner.
You frequently adulate the (((guilty))).
judaism DOT is/disarming-goyim.html
This is the way Fascism works.
This is just another good reason to move your companies out of there.
Sarge, this would be one very good reason to strip Cuomo of any and all armed security protection. If it is okay for all the people of New York to go defenseless, he should lead by example. Any bets how long he’d last?
This is a good reason to take direct action.
By direct action, are you saying giving these people a forever dirt nap. Because I’ve heard others say, that left wing actions like these, are going to cause major blow back, and that blow back is going to land right on top of them, and their family.
Doing such a thing is certainly an antithesis to what I was taught the US was. However we know that we were fed a lot of partial truths, somewhat analogous to fairy tales in our education even decades ago. Its not that its necessary being done but the obvious feeling of omnipotence in stating it. I don’t know if its legal or its that the In-Justice Department is doing what it does best protecting authority but its certainly Un-American. I was taught five decades ago that the United States Of America protected us against foreign governments that do such a thing.
Their Commie Marxist Agenda: HERE IS THEIR PLAN FOR AMERICA: What the Left, the Socialists and Communists of today, who call themselves Progressives or Democrats are doing, by “Grinding America Down,” by hijacking educational and media outlets, and every other American Institution by implementing their Commie Agenda with change and brain washing younger generations, by systematically dismantling everything that is good about America, to bring it to its knees with full Communism and totalitarian control, which leads to the destruction of generations of culture then followed by Genocide of the masses. Wonder why they want to take your Guns away? Answer: So you can offer up no resistance to their Communism and Slavery. An unarmed man or woman is a slave. We are being settled on the plantation reservation of total Communist control.. Including controlling our money supply and digitizing it, to control your info flow as they edit it all to their favor.
Well, to combat this Commie Agenda here in the USA, we first need to understand how this Communist Agenda came to be. And the affects it has done to America so far, and reconstruction our Society into mass chaos, including breaking up the traditional American Family and Christianity who they deem as the enemy.
MUST SEE Movies FOR ALL AMERICANS to watch: THIS WILL EXPLAIN ALOT SO YOU UNDEERSTAND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.
Agenda: Grinding America Down
Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit.
Sounds like the parallel plan by this Zippo POS.
Netanyahu’s Real Feelings about America were revealed in a secretly tape-recorded conversation in Fink’s Bar in Jerusalem al-Quds in 1990.
Netanyahu’s Quote: “If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control.
Why? Because it is God’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.” Smoloko.com
Thar, I think you will find these memes useful, especially the more recent ones:
judaism DOT is/slide-show.html
and the RKBA ones:
judaism DOT is/disarming-goyim.html
Unfortunately, I live upstate in the Communist State of NY. We are held hostage by these lunatics. Cuomo has literally told us that conservatives are not welcome and we should leave. Conservatives do not run from a fight. He passed the so called “safe” act in the middle of the night, giving lawmakers about an hour to read it. AR-15 type weapons were to be registered with the state. They estimated millions existed. 250 were registered. Our votes don’t matter and the laws are unconstitutional. We will not comply. And John Stiner, when was the last time you were in upstate NY? You tell me what we have in common with Albany and NYC? I’ll answer that for you… nothing! I’m sure there are patriots in California and Illinois as well. As terrible as it may seem for us, I have a message for the Liberal politicians… we have you surrounded.
Why does it take so long for comments to post? By the time comments are posted, they are irrelevant or news cycle has moved on…
Some are automatically approved by the system, some have to be manually approved.
Do you choose the trigger words?
ARE WINDS OF WAR are they LOOMING ????????
Kevin2, good points but it’s definitely our own govt. doing such things. They have no idea of the hell they will unleash unto themselves.
The Deplorable Braveheart
Time will tell. It looks similar to the early stages NAZI Germany or the USSR. A couple of things are missing. A cult figure unifying masses around them and an economic collapse. I expect the former will produce the latter.
People both don’t care that government is getting incredibly powerful over the individual possibly and very naively thinking that its for the best. Unquestioning obedience has become a synonym for patriotism. I understand its roots from “The Greatest Generation” that perceived government fixing things, depression, WWII. The generation presently in power has seen government actively causing problems, Vietnam, industrial evisceration via “Free Trade” yet acquiesces to subsequent actions. Democrats once touted as “The Peace Party” are great promoters of the use of the military.
When everyone moves in lockstep they’re traveling in the wrong direction. Think the “Pied Piper”.
have disappeared becoming as hawkish as their Republican brethren.
“A cult figure unifying masses around them and an economic collapse. I expect the former will produce the latter.”
Had that reversed. An economic collapse will produce the unifying cult figure.
Kevin2, we ALMOST had that ‘cult figure’ in Hillary Clinton. But I suspect another cult figure will come along in 2020. There may be only ONE term for Trump. I don’t see Hillary running again, not with her health issues. Not to mention I hear through the grapevine that the DNC now regards the Clintons as too toxic but won’t dare admit to that publicly; at least not at this time. A lot of things can happen between now and the midterms. IF the Dems get majority control of the House back, they’ll push like hell for impeachment. Not so sure Trump will even have a full term.
Hillary was a piece of coal that TPTB tried to pass off as a diamond. She never captured the spirit of the people and never would. TPTB tried to create what has to come by it own. They can groom a prospect as they did Obama who had more charisma in his pinkie finger than Hillary possessed in her entire being. This cult figure will likely not come from politics and will capture the people out of a financial crisis as they all do like Hitler and Lenin. That is the missing ingredient that coupled with the authoritarian laws being made or interpretation of existing law will pave the way for the public to surrender self for “the greater good”. How many times in how many languages has the public been fed THE GREATER GOOD line of bullshit may be countless but it repeatedly continues to work.
Kevin2, agreed. Especially about THE GREATER GOOD being BS. One of the oldest lines of BS in the world and unfortunately it does still work. I’ve already been seeing it happen for a long time.
When Trump put a cap on the amount of state and local income taxes that could be written off, he really screwed the “blue” states like New York. Illinois, California, and New York fund their tax-and-spend programs with taxes that are way higher than in the “red” states. No longer can the taxpayers in those states recover some of that cost by itemizing state and local taxes. They’re losing people and businesses to red states. Any issue that distracts people from their situation is welcome news for Cuomo.
BOMBSHELL: Former CIA officer Kevin Shipp goes public, exposing the deep state COUP against America (and naming names)
“Greg Hunter of USAwatchdog.com has just released a bombshell interview with former CIA officer Kevin Shipp, who details the deep state coup that’s under way right now to overthrow America and destroy the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
This is, without question, Hunter’s most important interview so far this year, and you absolutely need to listen to this interview and learn how “dark” actors are conspiring to overthrow the United States Government. In this interview, you’ll learn how James Comey has been a “lifelong fixer” for Hillary Clinton, and his own involvement in criminal drug cartel money laundering banks was covered up by none other than Robert Mueller.
They’re all part of a criminal “mafioso” gang: James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Robert Mueller, James Clapper, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and many more. These people are criminal traitors of America and pose a “clear and present” danger to the sustainability of our constitutional republic. (Read DeepState.news for more coverage of the treason carried out by these “black hat” deep state actors.)”
Zionist New York
__ know thy enemy
who you may not criticize
without, at the least, being accused of hate
the predator always attacks anyone defending
then cries that he is the victim of his prey
__ in Solzenhitsen’s description of how (“they” were not Russians. They hated Russians”)
The Communists arrested innocent men, killed innocent people, because they had no guns but how once in Siberian prison he wished he had fought them with whatever.
These people in New York are direct descendants of the “not Russian” Communists who arrested and murdered innocent white Christian Russians
The Communists want money and the so called Russian Revolution was a trick perpetrated against Russia to steal which they did. The Russian Revolution was nothing more than armed robbery on a grand scale.
An armed robber hates it when his victim is locked and loaded.
There is also a move to not do business with companies that support the BDS movement (boycott, divest, sanction) against Israel. This is going too far – there are free speech rights, and if there is no criminal problem or something egregious (do they buy from companies that do porn, or sugary drinks?) there should be no bother about it.
Everyone go to The Daily Sheeple and read “Dial T For Tyranny: While America Feuds The Police State Shifts Into High Gear”. A MUST-READ article by John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute. Fits right in with this article.
Just checked out that Daily Sheeple article. Right on the money and thanks for the recommended read.
John W is good people and a patriot.
the left claims to want “gun safety” whilst waging a war against the largest organization in the country dedicated to teaching it.
There was no “East Berlin in 1939” dumbass. Enough with the $h!try memes.
Cuomo is the freaking meat bag that showed-up for an anti-gun “die-in” with his armed security. This a**hole wants guns for himself but not for the people.
Cuomo is also the worthless piece of crap that pushed through the toughest anti-gun legislation outside of California — the NY Safe Act — based upon some “message of necessity” that only Cuomo knows.
He took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the 2ND Amendment. Obviously, he is betraying his oath and is unfit to hold office.
The other problem here is that one of the richest men in the world — Michael Bloomberg — a rogue billionaire, like George Soros, is behind all this anti-gun crap. Bloomberg believes he can buy any government he wants.
These rogue billionaires need to be arrested, their assets confiscated, they need to be tried for sedition and treason, and jailed for life. Russia does it. So does China. The billionaires in these countries know their place. The US needs to do the same with their billionaires.
If I were companies doing business with the LEO agencies in N.Y. State, it would be simple: shut off banking to us? Ok-we’re not selling ANY supplies of any sort to any police agency in your little kingdom.
How long would it take for the Guv to be run out of office??
A refreshing view point indeed.
Trouble is NYS has been carrying on like this for over 50-years. NYS use to be a paradise. Really. With fortune 500 Companies in just about every village, town and city in the state. Then it started practicing this fascist pig-faced goon crap. Companies up and left.
Things have gotten so bad that even the founders of these companies have up and left the state. They know that only a bloody revolution, bankruptcy, or collapse is going to change things. The people do nothing. They sit on their butts and wonder why things are so bad.
Same thing with the rest of the country. The rest of the country is heading towards becoming the next New York State, Illinois, or California.
So much for freedom of association……
Hornady owner says that they will no longer sell to the government of New York. Nor will they knowingly sell to distributers who sell to the state of New York. We need to support Hornady as much as possible!
QUIT the military — QUIT protecting our enemies …
I trust the NRA far more than I trust Andrea Cuomo.
Chuck Schumer feels that looking over his reading glasses makes him look intelligent. Every time I see that I get angry. Why has someone not attacked him?
andy homo is real psychopathic communist
Is this not the reason that there is a second amendment?
The war will not be about races, it will not be between political parties, it will not be between the rich and poor, it will be between ideologies of socialism and capitalism; about character and dignity. The lazy who think the world owes them a living vs the industrious who understand the need for labor and innovation. It is the grasshoppers vs the ants. Is your colony ready? Ants should leave California, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and any other sanctuary city or state. It is in these locations where the skirmishes will commence. Lawyers complicit with fostering anti-constitutional actions must be first to answer. Huge corporations must be dealt with and reduced in size and power. What say you?