Andrew Cuomo

NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over what it calls blacklisting campaign

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Friday against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign aimed at preventing firms from doing business with the gun owners' group.

The lawsuit filed in federal court for the northern district of New York names the Democratic governor along with the state Department of Financial Services and its superintendent, Maria Vullo, as defendants.

It accuses Cuomo of directing a campaign of "selective prosecution, backroom exhortations, and public threats" aimed at depriving the NRA and its members of their First Amendment rights "to speak freely...

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