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Cuomo launches national effort to outlaw "Carry Guard" insurance

Cuomo launches national effort to outlaw "Carry Guard" insurance

August 04, 2018 04:55 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo launched Saturday a national effort urging states across the country to follow New York's lead and outlaw the NRA-branded "Carry Guard" insurance program. 

On Friday, New York State filed a motion to dismiss an NRA lawsuit against New York that suggested the State's actions were a threat to "the NRA's corporate existence and its advocacy mission." 

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A Department of Financial Services investigation, which began in October 2017, found the NRA "Carry Guard" insurance program unlawfully provided liability insurance to gun owners.

The NRA, which does not have a license from DFS to conduct insurance business in New York, actively marketed and solicited for the "Carry Guard" program.  

"At a time when Washington has completely abdicated its responsibility to protect the American people, states must lead," Governor Cuomo said. "I am calling on states across the country to join New York to outlaw this absurd program that insures intentional criminal conduct. Every time there's a shooting, politicians and the NRA offer American families nothing more than thoughts and prayers. If the NRA goes bankrupt because of the State of New York, they'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I'll see you in court."

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