Daily Archives: June 14, 2012
In 2005, the NRA pushed it’s Florida members to vote to support the “Stand Your Ground” law. Now, when we’ve seen what that law can cause in the Trayvon Martin case, the National Rifle Association is now offering legal insurance for Stand Your Ground Shooters.
The insurance covers policy holders’ costs should they become embroiled in a legal battle after shooting someone in “self-defense.” It is formally endorsed by the NRA and administered by Lockton Affinity exclusively for NRA members (added as a rider to the “excess personal liability” plan.)
Here’s how the website advertises the added coverage for self-defense (emphasis in the original):
• Provides coverage up to the limit selected for criminal and civil defense costs.
• Criminal Defense Reimbursement is provided for alleged criminal actions involving self-defense when you are acquitted of such criminal charges or the charges are dropped.
And what does it cost? The basic liability plan costs either $47 or $67 annually, for coverage up to $100,000 or $250,000, respectively… PLUS a policy holder can add the self-defense insurance by paying $118 or $165 for the lesser coverage, or between $187 and $254 for the larger plan.The coverage amount stays the same.
As usual, America is so lucky to have the NRA looking after our right to bear (and use) arms.
- NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: The Public Is Being Misinformed About the Stand Your Ground Law Because Politicians Don’t Want Americans Protecting Themselves (foxnewsinsider.com)
- How the NRA and Its Allies Helped Spread a Radical Gun Law Nationwide (motherjones.com)
- Hoosiers on parade: They shoot cops, don’t they? (brobrubel.wordpress.com)
- Reporter: Florida’s Stand Your Ground law ‘was an NRA effort from start to finish’ (rawstory.com)
- NRA Criticizes Coverage Of Martin Case (myfoxatlanta.com)
- Top NRA Official Accuses Media Of Engaging In ‘Sensational Reporting’ In Trayvon Martin Case (mediaite.com)
- NRA Chief Calls Media “National Disgrace” (stlouis.cbslocal.com)
- NRA relationship with Florida a big reason Zimmerman remains free (thegrio.com)
- The Money Trail Behind Florida’s Notorious Gun Law (motherjones.com)
- MSNBC Slimes NRA as Having ‘Blood on Its Hands,’ Is Responsible for ‘Dead’ Americans (newsbusters.org)