Florida school shooting survivors plan to rally at NRA

Lester Mason
August 7, 2018

Without liability coverage, the NRA said it can't maintain its offices, operate educational programs or hold rallies and other political events.

"In New York, we won't be intmidated by frivolous court actions from a group of lobbyists bent on chipping away at common sense gun safety laws that many responsible gun owners actually support".

In commenting about the NRA's financial claims in the updated version of the lawsuit, the governor said: "If I could have put the NRA out of business, I would have done it 20 years ago".

In Murray, Ky., on Friday, about 100 protesters shouted "shame" as people entered a Republican fund-raiser featuring incoming NRA president Oliver North months.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state will soon be filing a motion for the dismissal of the NRA's suit.

The NRA also claims it has lost insurance coverage to "safeguard its assets" and that NY pressured "insurance agencies, insurers, and banks into terminating business relationships with the NRA that were necessary to the survival of the NRA". As a result, it said multiple financial institutions have entered into consent orders that compel them to end longstanding business relationships with the NRA in NY and elsewhere.

'The actions of defendants are a blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of our organization'.

The suit alleges this amounts to a "blacklisting campaign (that) will continue to damage the NRA and its members" if the court doesn't act.

In that same release, Vullo urged "all insurance companies and banks doing business in NY to join the companies that have already discontinued their arrangements with the NRA".

In addition to losing insurance coverage, the suit claims "multiple banks" have now declined to do business with the NRA 'based on concerns that any involvement with the NRA - even providing the organization with basic depository services - would expose them to regulatory reprisals'.

Family members of some of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February addressed the crowd during the "National March on NRA" rally.

"At that event, Hogg called Publix an "#NRASellOut".

"Far from protected government speech, defendants" actions constitute an "implied threat to employ coercive state power' against entities doing business with the NRA", the lawsuit says, employing a quote from a 2003 free speech case.

They hope the lawsuit, should a jury side with them, will force interference to stop and damages to be awarded.

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