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Has the GEICO Gecko Trampled
on the Second Amendment?

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/25/2013 5:27:13 PM

One of our Tatler readers alerted me to this story in comments on another post. It seems that GEICO, the insurance company whose ads feature cavemen, Eddie Money, two bluegrass pickers and a loveable gecko from origins unknown, has canceled a customer’s policy because the customer is engaged in the firearms industry. Here is the letter that GEICO sent to the canceled customer. Click to enlarge. The letter was originally posted here, with little context to explain it. The blog Moonbattery picked it up, which is where our reader saw it. What’s going on here? The letter is straightforward.

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Are we now under a dictatorship?? First the despicable Rahm Emanual pressures private banks into not doing business with gun manufacturers and now this. We are certainly living in dangerous times. Sadly, most people aren´t even aware of it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/25/2013 5:30:47 PM     (No. 9139392)

I would never have Geico insurance..did you know it stands for
Government
Employee
Insurance
COmpany
The other is flaming liberal owned..Progressive.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/25/2013 5:37:49 PM     (No. 9139408)

Watch for people to start cancelling Geico because of this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/25/2013 5:41:27 PM     (No. 9139417)

If no gun owners can get car insurance due to gov´t mandate??? Time for a class action lawsuit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 1/25/2013 5:43:15 PM     (No. 9139422)

This move by Geico sucks and could be enough to justify a boycott of some kind.

I´m at a loss, however, to guess what this has to do with the Second Amendment. Where does the government figure into this, and how does this no-insuring-gun-industry-workers policy transgress constitutional restraints on governmental powers?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rubberneck, 1/25/2013 5:45:40 PM     (No. 9139430)

The vehicle is used in the "weapons industry"? And that somehow is a liability. Interesting. Particularly since, as another commenter pointed out, GEICO started out insuring government employees. And quite a few of them work with weapons.

(IMO, the Second Amendment doesn´t apply. GEICO is a private company, and I´ll support their freedom to discriminate. Of course, discrimination goes both ways and I can spend my insurance dollars elsewhere.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nhchemist, 1/25/2013 5:48:10 PM     (No. 9139437)

Darn... Now I will need a new insurance company and a new bank. It is becoming harder and harder to support businesses that make business decisions not political decisions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/25/2013 5:49:39 PM     (No. 9139440)

Gotta be fast around here--#s 4 and 5 both beat me to it--GEICO can´t trample the @nd Amendment. I expect there are other issues involved here too--but maybe not, maybe GEICO is just being stupid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: keekng, 1/25/2013 5:53:34 PM     (No. 9139453)

Looks like it is time for all gun owners to find insurance other than Geico. Problem solved.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: disklxik, 1/25/2013 6:07:24 PM     (No. 9139471)

The policy is under a fictitious business name, LLC. Not a private policy. There´s a difference. I was able to download the letter, adjust the levels and read all the redacted info.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/25/2013 6:17:58 PM     (No. 9139486)

GEICO and Progressive are owned by Left/Liberal/Progressives.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 2dogs, 1/25/2013 6:44:30 PM     (No. 9139525)

#8 what do you mean "fictitious " business name? I can read it easily, what is fake about it?


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Reply 12 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/25/2013 6:48:34 PM     (No. 9139534)

AKA a DBA...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/25/2013 6:54:34 PM     (No. 9139547)

#11, Get your attributions straight.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimS, 1/25/2013 7:05:13 PM     (No. 9139563)

Wow!
This sounds like a GREAT opportunity for the NRA to create an insurance sideline business, just as AARP does.
I would cancel my homeowner and auto policies of 39 years and go with NRA.
Plus, they could give you great stickers to put on your bumper--"Protected by the NRA" above an AR15

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 1/25/2013 7:26:04 PM     (No. 9139597)

Displeased posters may contact Warren Buffett, the Orifice of Omaha, whose Berkshire Hathaway owns GEICO. Yes, the same senile Warren Buffett who kisses obama´s orifice any chance he gets.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/25/2013 8:13:38 PM     (No. 9139675)

How about a gun owner/ gun industry/ constitutionalists´ insurance company?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: gunnut13, 1/25/2013 8:25:25 PM     (No. 9139707)

I dropped GEICO back when they decided Glenn Beck no longer had First Amendment rights. They obviously are lefties.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: robwin, 1/25/2013 8:51:50 PM     (No. 9139737)

Loveable? I loathe that damn lizard.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/25/2013 10:12:55 PM     (No. 9139809)

So does this mean they will cancel your policy if you have a concealed permit and carry it in your vehicle ?

I was going to shop for auto insurance to cut costs. Will not go with GEICO.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 1/26/2013 3:34:48 AM     (No. 9139980)

That was one poor redacting job, or was it on purpose ??
If you enlarge the page you can see through most of the black-out.

The insurance was for a 1999 Dodge belonging to an LLC in Miles City, MT.
This one ?
http://www.gunadapters.com/pages/Contact.html




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Reply 21 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/26/2013 1:02:44 PM     (No. 9140706)

Why the surprise? Berkshire-Hathaway owned (Warren Buffett).

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