Posted August 10, 2018 10:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

I’m hardpressed to think of a reason why anyone who is the least bit intellectually honest would actually support New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s actions against the NRA.

It’s not that I necessarily think that people who are intellectually honest are inherently pro-Second Amendment. Some are, some aren’t.

No, the reason I find myself hardpressed is that Cuomo’s actions are more akin to an extortionist threatening someone’s business unless they pay up than an American governor discussing policy.

I’m not the only one who sees this, either. Not only have many of our readers noticed the similarities, but it’s also in the pages of the New York Post.

What had really set Cuomo off was Republican opposition to his gun-control measures. He was infuriated that, after Sandy Hook, some objected to tightening already-strict New York gun laws.

Fair enough, one might say. The governor of New York is entitled to have a view on guns, to differ with the NRA and to join robustly in the debate over what to do about gun violence.

In April of this year, though, state regulators told insurers and banks they oversee to look at their relationships with gun rights groups. They warned of “reputational risks” in …Read the Rest

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