New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the Department of Financial Services recently to urge insurance companies, banks and other businesses in New York to assess whether their relationship with the National Rifle Association might be sending "the wrong message" and to discontinue any such ties accordingly.
In a memo to the DFS, Cuomo wrote "New York may have the strongest gun laws in the country, but we must push further to ensure that gun safety is a top priority for every individual, company, and organization that does business across the state ... 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. This is not just a matter of reputation, it is a matter of public safety, and working together, we can put an end to gun violence in New York once and for all."
"You don't have to repeal the second amendment, you just have to make it impossible to buy [a gun], impossible to make one, impossible to sell one, and impossible to have one because the insurance is too great," said Glenn Beck on today's "The News and Why it Matters". He added, "This is totalitarianism. This is using the state's manipulative tools and regulatory services just like a totalitarian dictator does [to] crush those things he doesn't want."
See the “The News and Why it Matters” crew discuss the story in the video clip above.