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My name is Sybrina Fulton and I’m the mother of Trayvon Martin.
Dear friend, the National Rifle Association is in the business of protecting murders, and it has to stop now. They are spreading propaganda to their over 5 million members about why they are not safe without guns, especially in relation to Black, Brown and poor people.1 In late June, the NRA released an aggressive promotional video for their Carry Guard insurance--which offers their members up to $1.5 million in insurance to gun down Black people.2 The ad was based in fear of marginalized peoples rising up in what we know is righteous anger.
I’m standing with Color of Change and Guns Down to speak out against Chubb and Lockton for supporting the NRA’s agenda to exploit racist fear for profit. Will you stand with us?
Carry Guard Insurance is literally murderers’ insurance. The NRA has been pushing for gun owners insurance to become a state law and therefore mandatory like car insurance, but Carry Guard is inherently different and especially dangerous. Carry Guard is the NRA’s way of normalizing insurance as a necessity in ensuring safety. With this program they are offering assistance with covering legal fees, the cost of cleaning up the remains of the person killed by the policyholder, psychological support, and training from what they call a cadre of law enforcement, military, and legal experts.The same people the man who killed my son aspired to be.
“Stand Your Ground” laws are what killed my son, and it overwhelming protects white shooters who kill black victims. Stop the NRA from profiting from murder.
Lockton is the world’s largest private insurance firm. Lockton Affinity, created and sells Carry Guard, and Chubb Insurance underwrites the policies and takes a profit. Together they are perpetuating fear of minorities and immigrants by offering special protections to gun owners who shoot first and ask questions later. These insurance companies are not only promoting gun violence, but they're providing NRA members with a “license to kill”. This is another kill at will policy that is attempting to put people who kill above the law.
Families like mine already under threat from vigilantes who see our children as a threat because of the color of their skin. Insurance companies shouldn’t make a profit by making it easier to get away with murder.
The NRA’s Carry Guard program leaves the families of the slain to deal with the aftermath of murder alone, while the killer is “cushioned” by their policy. Stop them now!
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
- Gun Insurance: The NRA and Chubb are sell protection for shooters, Philly.com, 10.04.2017
- The Clenched Fist Of Truth, youtube.com, 04.13.2017
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