Gun Control meets Political Correctness, and like corporations divesting of South African stocks under apartheid, left-wing connected companies (GEICO is owned by Warren Buffet) may be putting the screws to the entire firearms industry and it’s people. Hey, ain’t that against the law or something??
Once upon a time I had a short term job processing data at the A.M. Best company, which analyzes the portfolios of insurance companies to give them investment ratings (AAA+ etc). These companies often have assets in the hundred of millions of dollars, if not in the billions. I don’t know what kind of capital it would take to start up a new auto insurance company, but wouldn’t it be nice if the NRA could do it? Because, in my state of NJ, land of tailgaters, I want a bumper sticker that says This car insured by the NRA. Almost as good as Smith & Wesson. And if not the NRA, then some Red State company that supports the US Constitution ought to be sensing a business opportunity here.
Guns, jobs, banks, credit card companies, now car insurance companies. It’s almost like freedom supporting Americans are being forced to form their own country within their own country. Jim Crow II, the hoplophobe years. Coming to an Obamerica near you.
Update: another viewpoint: this may be BS, or it may not be. Someone with insurance company knowledge looks at the story.
Well, true or not, this is such a hot button issue that a smart corporation might want to make some kind of statement attempting to appease both sides. “We, the policy makers at ABCWidgetCo, Inc, enthusiastically support the entire US Constitution and all the constitutional laws of the nation and the states we do business in.” might work. Or, it might be better to just keep silent. I’m no lawyer ... but I know that GunWorld is a multi-billion dollar field, and that every single person involved in any aspect of it right now is looking to see who their real friends are, and who are pretenders and enemies. Multi-billions. And now we’re going to include insurance companies in the mix. Line in the sand time folks. The last line in the sand.
I know I should care but its car insurance and I always go for the cheapest policy quote I can find,ideology be damned.
Bearing in mind, I have my auto insurance with these dumbasses. I don’t expect to need their services, as I don’t get out much. They’re just cheap. I think the last time I drove one of my cars was October.
But, have they fired all their actuaries to save us all this money? Anything can be insured, the rate is determined by studying the activity and understanding its risk. They stand to profit from covering this guy. Don’t they want to profit? Or is it all knee jerk politics now?
Knee jerk all the way! Don’t think, just feel, and then react. React right now!! Plus they’re currying favor from Obozo and Team, big time.
We switched from GEICO to USAA the second they started slumming and allowed enlisted service members to join (or there abouts). No regrets. When some college scammer used a copy from a university purchase to buy 300 dollars of iTunes on my daughters card - USAA called her that day and cancelled her card and sent her a new one. GEICO just continued to raise our rates even though we aren’t even close on the tickets and/or accidents issue.
This is the new stealth undercover way - the liberal loons think that they are going to ‘eliminate’ the guns in America.
Problem is that there are banks - who are crying for a business and insurance companies who do desire additional business and states (see the godfather Rahm and Philly - for local anti-gun stupidity) - where these business can relocate to and flourish.
And what the liberals loons (since history only exists since their birth) seem to continue to forget - is that if they keep on pushing this desire to take away a RIGHT - one of a number of things can/will happen:
1) They will be voted out of office in record breaking numbers (don’t forget the polls are currently against them, even in NY)
2) The Supreme Court (amazingly came down on the 2nd Amendment’s side - “From a legal perspective, the Supreme Court has defined “arms” as it relates to the Second Amendment as “any weapon or feature in common use by military or police forces” or something like that.
United States v. Miller limits Second Amendment rights to arms in common military and police use at the time, and DC v Heller decided that it was unconstitutional to ban a class of arms that is commonly used for lawful purposes. “ [from a discussion on this issue on reddit - gun section]
3) An all out war - gun v the liberal loons
4) Succession of various sane states from the liberal states and DC
5) A 1920s ‘prohibition’ style free-for-all of gun barter/dealing
6) an overthrow of the illegal, immoral and tyrannical government
But I don’t think that the big o even gives a damn enough to stop and think about it for a second.
It is going to get very ugly soon - Just wish enough on the moderate/right side of the aisle in DC had stood up to this jerk back when he started overstepping his bounds, long before this came along. You know, when it was just high unemployment and high deficits - not this continual debt ceiling raise (every year whether America needs it or not), higher under/un-employment, no Federal Budget since 2009, Dumbocare, Stimulus, etc.
We are no longer a Representative Republic - we are being governed against our desires and beliefs.
We’re not being governed against...we’re being RULED OVER.