Everytown Calls on Lockton to Drop NRA Carry Guard Product
February 23, 2018 Statement
NEW YORK – The Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown, responded to a report Chubb is dropping NRA Carry Guard insurance, which promises to provide insurance coverage for legal and other costs for gun owners who shoot someone and claim self-defense. The move comes days after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and four months after Everytown shared its investigation and legal analysis demonstrating that the NRA may be violating state law, which led the New York Department of Financial Services to investigate the legality of the NRA’s marketing and fees in connection with Carry Guard, including investigating the role of Chubb Insurance and Lockton Affinity. The latest move part of a wave of corporate defections from the NRA and its dangerous agenda.
According to Reuters, Chubb notified regulators that it was dropping Carry Guard three months ago. Everytown and Moms Demand Action began filing complaints against Carry Guard with regulators in six states four months ago. The New York investigation followed an Everytown investigation and legal analysis of NRA Carry Guard, which was shared with law enforcement and regulators in New York and elsewhere.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY: “We applaud Chubb for dropping this dangerous product and urge Lockton Affinity to follow suit. Carry Guard is a dangerous and troubling product that risks encouraging those who carry guns to shoot first and ask questions later. For years, the NRA has pushed to allow guns for anyone, anywhere, anytime – no questions asked. With Carry Guard, the NRA has figured out how to profit from gun owners who are concerned about being accused of murder. Carry Guard is a danger to the American public, pure and simple.”
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA: “Moms Demand Action volunteers have asked Chubb for months to drop its affiliation with Carry Guard and finally, it has. This wave of NRA boycotts will not stop — Americans have had enough of NRA lobbyists and their deadly agenda. Companies don’t want to do business with the gun lobby, and lawmakers shouldn’t either.
Just in the days since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, corporations have been publicly distancing themselves from the NRA and its dangerous policies. This week, First National Bank of Omaha announced that it was no longer issuing its NRA Visa card, as well as announcements that Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of National Car Rental, Alamo and Enterprise, ended their discount program for NRA members. Symantec, the software company behind LifeLock and Norton AntiVirus, has also cut ties with the NRA today.