The National Rifle Association will have to appear for a regulatory hearing over allegations it violated New York law by marketing an insurance policy for shootings that critics have dubbed “murder insurance.”Legislation & Regulation
A federal judge in Albany, New York, on Monday denied a request by the gun-rights group to block the July 29 hearing before the New York State Department of Financial Services.
The NRA wanted to postpone the hearing until its lawsuit claiming the agency was singling it out for discriminatory enforcement was resolved.
U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy, who is presiding over the NRAs suit, said the issues in the regulatory hearing were different from those before him.
“The subject matter of the administrative hearing is to determine whether the NRA violated the Insurance Law, not whether defendants retaliated against the NRA for its speech or whether Superintendent Vullo selectively enforced the Insurance Law against the NRAs affinity-insurance programs,” McAvoy said, referring to former DFS head Maria Vullo.