Courtesy of The Hill:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Saturday sharply dismissed a new lawsuit from the National Rifle Association (NRA), saying, “I wish you could become immune to this virus the way I’ve become immune to NRA lawsuits.”

Cuomo’s remark came during a briefing on the response to the virus in the state. He was asked about an NRA lawsuit filed Thursday and whether he anticipated further legal challenges to his order deeming gun shops nonessential, forcing them to close during the pandemic.

“I think I’ve been sued by the NRA — must be a dozen times. I didn’t even know I was sued this time. You become sort of lawsuit immune,” he said. “I wish you could become immune to this virus the way I’ve become immune to NRA lawsuits.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Saturday sharply dismissed a new lawsuit from the National Rifle Association (NRA), saying, “I wish you could become immune to this virus the way I’ve become immune to NRA lawsuits.”

Cuomo’s remark came during a briefing on the response to the virus in the state. He was asked about an NRA lawsuit filed Thursday and whether he anticipated further legal challenges to his order deeming gun shops nonessential, forcing them to close during the pandemic.

“I think I’ve been sued by the NRA — must be a dozen times. I didn’t even know I was sued this time. You become sort of lawsuit immune,” he said. “I wish you could become immune to this virus the way I’ve become immune to NRA lawsuits.

The NRA lawsuit goes after Cuomo’s decision on March 20 to designate only grocery stores, liquor stores, pharmacies and restaurants that do takeout as essential during the pandemic, forcing other businesses to temporarily close.

The complaint called the move shuttering gun shops a “pointless and arbitrary attack on the constitutional rights of New York citizens and residents,” asserting that Cuomo “indefinitely suspended a key component of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

Cuomo said he does expect legal challenges as a result of his order, adding, “It’s a slow day if I don’t get sued five times. The state’s a great target.”

I’m sure I am not the first one to suggest this, but when all is said and done with this Coronavirus Andrew Cuomo would make a pretty good presidential candidate in 2024.

I mean anybody who barely even notices that the NRA is suing him again sounds like exactly the kind of tough, no-nonsense leader that could really move America forward. 

I’m just putting that out there.