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The National Rifle Association has signed a consent order with the New York State Department of Financial Services, which settles charges that the NRA...
On May 2, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) became the first state-level regulator to target a company doing business with the NRA when it announced the insurance broker Lockton would pay a $7 million fine for administering NRA member insurance programs that the DFS said violated several state laws.
Republican Georgia legislators moved to kill a proposed $50 million tax break for the airline following its termination of a long-standing relationship with the National Rifle Association.
The Connecticut senator and Gov. Dannel Malloy blame the NRA for undue influence over Republicans, while the NRA maintain would-be gun law reformers are playing politics.
Senators Murphy and Blumenthal call for Congress to act, while gun lobbyists have remained silent.
As Congress prepares to do battle over the Obama administration’s legislative recommendations and as Connecticut officials look to introduce legislation in the General Assembly in the next month and a half, it remains to be seen what role the gun industry will play in the upcoming debates.