Republican lawmakers side with NRA in free speech lawsuit before Supreme Court

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Dozens of congressional Republicans have thrown their support behind the National Rifle Association in a lawsuit against a New York state regulator who allegedly tried to blacklist the group and deny it financial services because of its viewpoint on guns. 

Eighteen Republican senators and more than a dozen GOP House lawmakers sent the U.S. Supreme Court an amicus brief in support of the gun rights groups, claiming the First and Second amendments are at stake. 

Guests browse handguns in the Beretta display area at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 16, 2023. (AP)

The NRA is suing Maria Vullo, a former superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services. Vullo urged banks and insurance companies to distance themselves from the NRA following the 2018 deadly
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