New York isn’t getting away with their anti-gun agenda with no resistance anymore. Now, even an ammo manufacturer is taking a stand against their attacks on gun rights.
New York ordered banks and insurers to review their relationships with the NRA, gun makers, and ammo makers.
But instead of sitting back and accepting the harsh treatment, ammo maker Hornday is taking a stand. In response to New York’s call for a “review”, Hornady will no longer sell ammo to New York government agencies.
The “review” that was mentioned was called for in April by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Governor Cuomo urged them to think about how ties to gun organizations and makers would “harm their corporate reputations and jeopardize public safety”.
His reasoning is flimsy at best. Governor Cuomo is not a banker and should have no concern about any bank’s “corporate reputation”.
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.
Cuomo blatantly admits that New York already has the strongest gun control laws in the country, but apparently that’s not enough to satisfy him or other anti-gun activists.
In some ways, corporations are having an impact on gun owners and gun makers, which is why this needs to be taken seriously.
Some businesses have already ended their relationships with the NRA in response to mass shootings such as the one at Parkland, Florida.
For example, MetLife has shut down a discount program that was offered to NRA members. Also, Chubb stopped supporting the NRA Carry Guard Insurance Program.
The Department of Firearm Safety Superintendent Maria T. Vullo had this to say about the situation:
Corporations are demonstrating that business can lead the way and bring about the kind of positive social change needed to minimize the chance that we will witness more of these senseless tragedies. DFS urges all insurance companies and banks doing business in New York to join the companies that have already discontinued their arrangements with the NRA, and to take prompt actions to manage these risks and promote public health and safety.
These ended relationships might not be devastating on their own, but if this keeps up it could be a big problem as more and more groups refuse to work with the NRA or possibly any gun friendly organization.
In the face of all the anti-gun agenda going around, Hornady is an excellent example of a gun friendly company taking a stand and fighting back.
We could use more companies like Hornady that aren’t afraid to hit anti-gunners where it hurts.