New York 'Weaponizes' Regulatory Powers Against The NRA

Authored by Mac Slavo via,

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 rightsthrough 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.


1981XLS Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

Disgusting. No other way to describe a "Public Official," sworn to uphold the US Constitution.

Not enough Lamp posts in the world.

Chupacabra-322 beepbop Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:42 Permalink

Moved South in 1998.  NYC, NJ born & raised.  Indoctrinated to Fear, Hate Guns & Conservative’s.  The Statist mind set is engrained, Socially Engineered in you as a child.  

The two States have turned into Totalitarian Authoritarian Political Police Surveillance State’s.  

Pure Scum pre 911 False Flag & Pure Evil Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths post. 

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macholatte nekten Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:10 Permalink


Just look at Cuomo’s face. That’s an ugly, ugly man.
It’s not his features. It’s something else.
That’s the kind of ugly that comes from deep inside.
That’s the kind of ugly that’s in his marrow.
His sole is ugly.
He’s doing bad things to people and lying about it.
He knows there’s nothing good about him.


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Jeffersonian Liberal macholatte Thu, 05/03/2018 - 08:27 Permalink

He's a Statist.

Affix whatever glue-backed label you want to his forehead (socialist/communist/fascist). It doesn't matter.

The Statist is a tyrant.

And only one motivation is at the core at every tyrant's action: they must have control over you.

Yes, YOU!

And You, and You, and You!

No one should be able to evade their power.

That is why they have launched this war that has been raging for over 100 years.

This attack on Trump (really on You! and You! and You! who dared not to vote for their chosen Statist) is just another battle in that war.

Tyranny is slavery. To enslave others either directly or indirectly (through politics) is evil.

That "ugly" you see is the ugly of pure evil.

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shamus001 slicktroutman Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:09 Permalink

NRA should SUE his @ss for "Coersion" amongst other things. Sue him into bankruptcy, and have him explain to a judge how he has the legal authority to harass businesses for not keeping with HIS personal political views. When he loses, aside from paying NRA attorney fees, get a GAG order of sorts slapped on him. After public apology to local businesses of course, and hefty fines.

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swmnguy espirit Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:57 Permalink

When handed an ultimatum, always take "Or Else."  If the other party didn't mean to do that, they wouldn't say it.  "Or Else" is going to happen.  You can play for time to be prepared of course, but "Or Else" will happen.

But this is a Mac Slavo article.  That's another way of saying it's hyped-up horseshit.  It's fun to get all wound up, and by all means indulge, but if it's a Mac Slavo story, it's vague, breathlessly-rewritten from other sources, and absent context.  Kind of like "Daisy Luther, the Organic Prepper," "Mike Adams, the Health Ranger," "Jeremiah Johnson, nom de plume of an ex-Green Beret," and the other pseudonyms for either the same guy or grifters working the same side of the street.

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BlackChicken MarsInScorpio Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:09 Permalink

RICO case exhibit #1:

“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.

Good work NY, you have a commie whore thug for a governor.  I like that picture of him though; looks like he needs a few minutes in the crying closet.

You're not getting the guns bitch...

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Dilluminati StackShinyStuff Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:25 Permalink

I was looking at the California legislated gun laws and the cunt laws from other tyranny states:

For $500 you can match a a carbine in 9MM that has all the benefits of the AR15 but isn't scary to gun control advocates.

Watching 32 rounds go through this is impressive, I own a saint edge.. and then a nice mix of 357's and rifles also. here is the mag.

But actually if I was setup for loading 9mm I'd consider this rifle.. I could go in and grab one at $500 as I know the dealer and buy there..   But you want to be buying really flexible systems.. 

The Ruger 

^ I have this and it is an excellent bush deer rifle

(but... this 9mm is hot and really begging me to buy it!!)

and here is the review

takes a glock 32 round mag but ships with nanny state mag

lobbing the 9mm at 400 yards

and priced…

and where I recommend

$499 and you can handle it before you buy it~


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slicktroutman Pollygotacracker Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:27 Permalink

Yes I fully agree, but considering how many of the sheep don't have a clue and of them 

how many would give a crap even if they were informed of what is really going on?

i am beginning to feel as though we real patriots are up against an insurmountable force. Right/good and wrong/evil doesn't seem to matter to many. This isn't a fairy tale, and no happy ending is in sight. War is on the horizon. Just my opinion.

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DosZap runswithscissors Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:55 Permalink

Only the Uber wealthy Globalists.Bloomberg, and Soros are footing the bills for all the students bus rides  into cities to BLAME the NRA.Like Trumps Special Counsel, no Collusion, never was, they KNEW it, it was never about that, it was  an Obstruction trap or Perjury.

Globalists know they cannot take over the American citizens 100% until WE are disarmed.

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nmewn 1981XLS Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

Ole Don Cuomo, puttin the arm on people, some things never "change" Nothing like abusing the power of the state to try and infringe on human rights. 

Pretty sure thats why we wouldn't accept a Constitution without that Bill of Rights as an addendum ;-)

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