While you’ve heard nothing from mainstream media except the circus around Brett Kavanaugh, the liberals have continued their relentless assaults on our personal freedoms. The heart of the battle always revolves around guns, and that won’t change until they disarm each and every one of us.
Continuing the line of predictability, the leaders in the charge against the 2nd Amendment are bureaucrats in California. This time, they’re after insurance.
The NRA’s Innovative Insurance
A while back, the NRA introduced their Carry Guard program. It takes the NRA’s traditional goal of helping citizens defend themselves and pushes it to the edge. Carry Guard offers advanced training; regular updates on the latest tips, tricks and technology; and an innovative specialty insurance. This isn’t intended to be a sales pitch, but the idea of firearm-discharge insurance is pretty brilliant.
The concept is pretty simple. If you are forced to use your weapon for self-defense, there’s a good chance that you are going to have a brush with the legal system. Even assuming your actions were perfectly legal and justified, you very likely will have to go to court. That visit isn’t free. In fact, the legal expenses for a genuine case of self-defense can be exorbitant.
Carry Guard addresses that issue and makes sure everyday citizens can afford to get proper protection from the heavy arm of the law. The 2nd Amendment is vital to our freedom, but it can’t litigate for you. In the end, you need money, and this is an insurance that puts it in reach.
The California Attack
You can see why the state of California might dislike such an insurance. We’ll get into the broader politics in a minute, but for now, you need to know that California is directly attacking Carry Guard insurance. They have issued a cease and desist order to the NRA, and they are trying to pull this insurance from more than 2,400 Californians.
California’s justification for this attack is rooted in typical bureaucracy. They say that it is illegal for any insurer to sell within the state’s borders without registering with the state first. Since the NRA isn’t on their list, they can fine the organization for every single insurance transaction made by a Californian.
It sounds like a clean legal trap, but as always, it’s not so straightforward. For starters, California no longer has absolute control over state-level insurance because of changes made to Obamacare over the last two years. That’s the first loophole.
The second and far more important loophole is that the NRA hasn’t sold insurance within California’s borders. Their insurance offices are not located in the state, and they have no means to specifically sell insurance inside of the state’s jurisdiction. Basically, every Californian with Carry Guard purchased it in another state.
California is clearly peeved by their inability to regulate the entire country, so you can expect this legal battle to go the distance. While it does, Californians with Carry Guard are going to remain in a precarious legal limbo.
The Real Goal
Obviously, the California government doesn’t really care if citizens are buying specialty insurance from another state. What they are actually against is armed citizens having the means to defend themselves in court. The easiest way to disarm the population without rewriting the 2nd Amendment is to over-prosecute defensive uses of firearms. If you don’t have a good lawyer, you can lose the battle regardless of what the law actually says.
That’s half the battle, at least. The other primary motivation is the simple opportunity to attack the NRA. It’s no secret that the liberals of the golden state absolutely despise the NRA and 2nd Amendment activists. If they can slap the NRA with a few million dollars in fines, why wouldn’t they? They can count it as a political victory and celebrate in their little echo chamber.
As is always the case with battles over firearms, the long-term consequences of this attack are disturbing. The leftists have shown repeatedly this year that they don’t care about law or precedent. They are ready to do literally anything to exert their will. The idea of disarming citizens through a series of kangaroo courts is anything but farfetched.
There is no easy way to win this war, but the first step is definitely to stay informed. Don’t let the liberals operate in the cover of darkness. Share this and all of their other dirty stories as far and wide as you can.
~ American Gun Network