SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California has ordered the National Rifle Association to stop selling an insurance policy that covers legal costs for injury or damage from legally using a gun.

The state Department of Insurance on Tuesday issued a cease and desist order saying that the NRA sold an unlicensed insurance product in the state.

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The order refers to the Self-Defense Insurance Policy included in the NRA’s Carry Guard membership program. The policy covers some legal costs from criminal cases or lawsuits that arise when a gun is used for self-defense, recreation, hunting, or when a weapon fires accidentally.

About 2,400 Californians are policyholders.

The order carries a potential fine of $5,000 a day for violations.

The NRA can request a review of the order.

Messages to the NRA seeking comment weren’t immediately returned.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

Comments (3)
  1. Paul T Nordberg says:

    Let me see if I have this correct.

    The State complains the concealed weapons carriers are ‘irresponsible’, even though ALL crime statistic from the FBI show that concealed weapons permit holder is 6 times LESS likely to commit a crime than a Police officer.

    The NRA issues insurance policies to help conceal weapons permit holders be MORE responsible so the State decides to issue a Cease and Desist order to prevent concealed weapons permit holders from taking even more responsibility for themselves.

    What exactly is the State trying to achieve here? Endangering citizens? Looking for a bigger ‘tribute’? Trying to make their lies factual by removing by force of law the means to be responsible?

  2. Paul Wheeler says:

    more proof of the dems trying to make the 2nd amendment void. If newer gund do not follow the 2nd.. then all the new ways to express yourself with phone, facebook, email, blogs, youtube, twitter, and all other forms of communication are not covered under the 1st amendment. They were also not around when the amendments were drawn up.

  3. Steve Andrews says:

    The Democrats are not worried about protecting innocent people — they scheme to protect the guilty — themselves. The Democrats fear justice at the hands of an armed and educated citizenry — and well they should, for they are enemies of the American people. Every dictator seeks to disarm his intended victims — the more easily to subdue, censor, silence, rape, rob, tax, regulate, plunder, rule, and murder them. Under any and every pretense will the dictator pursue his goal of disarming the people — for the only good dictator, like the only good censor, is a dead one.

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