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NRA Carry Guard, Chubb, And Lockton Face Subpoenas And Investigation From State Of New York

October 25, 2017

The new investigation comes less than a week after Guns Down launched the #StopMurderInsurance campaign.

Guns Down,  a bolder, broader movement calling for dramatically fewer guns in America has released the following statement after the Wall Street Journal reported that the NRA and its partners, Chubb and Lockton, are under investigation by the State of New York regarding the NRA Carry Guard program. The investigation comes less than a week after Guns Down launched a national campaign, #StopMurderInsurance, featuring the mother of Trayvon Martin calling on Chubb and Lockton to drop the product.

“It’s no surprise that a shockingly irresponsible insurance policy that encourages people to shoot first and ask questions later is under investigation,” said Igor Volsky, Director of Guns Down.“Chubb and Lockton should do the right thing and drop the gun lobby’s offensive murder insurance policies before more states follow the lead of New York and launch their own investigations.”

Watch the video from Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, that launched the campaign calling on Lockton and Affinity to drop their work with the NRA.

The policies, which range in cost from $14 to $49 a month are administered by Lockton Affinity and insured by Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company.

Aimed at NRA members and launched this spring at the NRA’s annual convention, the NRA’s “Carry Guard” insurance program covers NRA members who shoot someone with a firearm, offering up to $250,000 in immediate payments for criminal defense, and payments for what it calls “cleanup costs,” a replacement firearm, bail, bonds, and psychological support.

Partners on the campaign include Color of Change, Newtown Action Alliance, One Pulse for America, Pride Fund to End Gun Violence and Safe Campus, Colorado.