I saw that David Hogg Tweeted this:
“The NRA admitted in a recent court filing that it’s hurting financially thanks to activism by the teenage survivors of the Parkland school massacre”
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 2, 2018
My first thought was “how the fuck can that be true?”
His rallies have added a million new members and generated record donations. How is the NRA close to running out to money?
So I read the Rolling Stone article.
Nothing in the article points to a shortage of donations or lack of NRA support by its members. It is a story of political malfeasance and goverment abuse.
Instead, the gun group has been suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulators since May, claiming the NRA has been subject to a state-led “blacklisting campaign” that has inflicted “tens of millions of dollars in damages.”
In the new document — an amended complaint filed in U.S. District Court in late July — the NRA says it cannot access financial services essential to its operations and is facing “irrecoverable loss and irreparable harm.”
Specifically, the NRA warns that it has lost insurance coverage — endangering day-to-day operations. “Insurance coverage is necessary for the NRA to continue its existence,” the complaint reads. Without general liability coverage, it adds, the “NRA cannot maintain its physical premises, convene off-site meetings and events, operate educational programs … or hold rallies, conventions and assemblies.”
In addition to its insurance troubles, the NRA court filing also claims that “abuses” by Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services “will imminently deprive the NRA of basic bank-depository services … and other financial services essential to the NRA’s corporate existence.”
So Governor Cuomo is using the state regulatory agencies that he controls to deny the NRA private insurance and banking access.
Andrew Cuomo is acting like a tyrant, using his stooges to cut off financial services from an organization he disagrees with politically.
This what David Hogg is taking a victory lap over. Not just him but politicians like FL-22’s Ted
Organizations that collude with Russia and stand with gun companies over grieving families of dead children should go out of business.https://t.co/dySSJq1vV3
— Ted Deutch (@TedDeutch) August 3, 2018
It’s great to know that a sitting US Congressman supports political abuse against people and groups he doesn’t like.
The Democrats: “goverment abuse is terrible, unless we’re the ones doing it, then it’s great.”
I’d love to see the NRA win this case. Nothing could be more delicious than the State of New York having to pay tens of millions of dollars in damages into the NRA’s coffers.
I won’t hold my breath, but a man can dream.
Furthermore, this just proves that these little Parkland shits can’t tell the truth about anything.