If you were a state governor and found yourself with the power to arbitrarily outlaw any little thing you wanted, what would you choose?
Apparently this is the situation New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finds himself in. I don’t know how – possibly New York has some peculiar amendments squirreled away in its constitution. I’m not judging. Anyway, Cuomo apparently awakened to the knowledge that in the state of New York, a thing becomes illegal the moment he wants it to be illegal. And so he donned his crown, took up his orb and scepter, and spake thus:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s discovered a way to kneecap the NRA by outlawing its gun-liability insurance program and is urging other states to follow his lead, saying they have a chance to exploit the gun-rights group’s admitted dire financial situation.
Mr. Cuomo said the National Rifle Association let on in court papers last month how much it relies on the liability insurance program to bolster its bottom line, and could succumb to pressure.
“I believe this insurance product is going to be illegal from a public policy point of view in most states,” Mr. Cuomo said on MSNBC. “Now that the NRA has said this is a major source of revenue, I’m going to pursue it nationwide.”
“Illegal from a public policy point of view?” What does that even mean?
Except “It is in the way of my gun grabbing policy, so it’s illegal now.”