NRA Offers ‘Murder Insurance’ For Gun Owners
The National Rifle Association, which often brags about law-abiding gun owners, is now selling “Carry Guard” insurance for Americans who shoot other Americans.
Guns Down, a gun-control group, called the NRA’s latest scheme “murder insurance.”
Guns Down director Igor Volsky told The Associated Press:
The reason I call it murder insurance is because if you look at the way this is marketed, it’s really sold in the context of “There’s a threat around every corner, dear mostly-white NRA member,” and that threat is either a black man or a brown man or some other kind of person of color
So when you inevitably have to use your gun to defend yourself from this threat around every corner, you have insurance to protect you.
The NRA doesn’t require its insurance policy holders to get any gun training.
The NRA hawked the insurance plans during its annual meeting with life-sized posters of NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch advising gun owners: Call 911, wait for police to arrive and then call the Carry Guard number for legal assistance.
The Loesch ad advises gun owners not to speak with police about the incident until they talk to a lawyer.