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Bumped with updates – GEICO Drops Auto Coverage Because the Vehicle is Associated with Guns

Home - by - January 23, 2013 - 19:30 America/New_York - 34 Comments

HT/ mayonesa

UPDATE: Truth About Guns reports that they have spiked this story with the explanation that “it didn’t pan out.” I have no idea what that means. Maybe it’s a photoshop? This might be a clue -

Does that representative’s signature say “Dipstickia”?!! – Corky

UPDATE 2 – Via The Last Refuge

The letter is not a photoshop. It is a commercial coverage cancellation which some feel makes it different than a personal policy.

The cancellation notification was mailed December 6th. Prior to Newtown etc…, and again people feels it makes a different story.

Bottom line stands quite distinct, at least to me.

[your vehicle is used in ] conjunction with a company that deals in the weapons industry.

That is the reason for the cancellation. No need to project reasoning on to the cancellation notice, just read it. If the vehicle is used in conjunction with a company that deals in the weapons industry they will not provide coverage. Yet GEICO advertise for business from people who use their vehicles to work in the Dept. of Defense.

http://i.imgur.com/TNBRlG6.jpg

» 34 Comments

  1. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 23rd, 2013

    Wait til the NRA, Rush, Hannity and Beck start broadcasting this out to NRA members.

    Brilliant business decision Warren.

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  2. Col. Angus

    January 23rd, 2013

    Geico sucks big green ones. Glad they didn’t black out the letter any better, Im looking over their website to see what all I can order from them.

    http://www.gunadapters.com

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  3. J Frank Parnell

    January 23rd, 2013

    Who is the insured? Would like also to support them.

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  4. Ty Coon

    January 23rd, 2013

    Do they still insure vehicles that are used in conjunction with companies that deal in alcohol?

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  5. Dadof3

    January 23rd, 2013

    Looks like a good opportunity for other insurance companies to take advantage of.

    When a bus. cuts hours, employees, whatever don’t we tell the whiners to start their own if they think it’s so easy?

    There is free marketing opportunity to be had here with consertvative businesses getting a bump.

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  6. Goldpaner

    January 23rd, 2013

    Boy. If I were insured by Geico I would cancel my coverage andgo somewhere else.

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  7. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 23rd, 2013

    They gonna drop insurance on vehicles used by Planned Parenthood, for the children of course?

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  8. judgeroybean

    January 23rd, 2013

    But they probably give Planned Parenthood huge discounts.

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  9. WiscoDave

    January 23rd, 2013

    thetruthaboutguns pulled story:
    I’ve pulled the Geico firearms-related cancellation story; it didn’t pan out.
    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/.

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  10. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    @ J Frank Parnell

    Lucifer says it’s
    http://www.gunadapters.com/

    Beelzebub has x-ray Redact-A-Vision.

    :evil:

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  11. jeckelmyhyde

    January 23rd, 2013

    Take your Austrailian gecko and shove him up your geichole, I’m with USAA.

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  12. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    @ WiscoDave

    Are you saying Mr. Banister denies it’s his letter?

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  13. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    @ WiscoDave “pan out”

    Or…has GEICO reinstated his coverage as a result of the letter going viral?

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  14. WiscoDave

    January 23rd, 2013

    @FDRwherehebelongs:
    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/01/robert-farago/academy-sports-outdoor-rationing-ammo-handguns-rifles-and-rifle-mags/.
    Just saying what I read. Don’t know more than what the link says. Sorry…

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  15. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    Understood.

    A call to the letter’s recipient should clear up any authenticity question, once and for all.

    We have no phone privileges down here. I’m using the computer in the Pergatorium Library. :evil:

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  16. WiscoDave

    January 23rd, 2013

    @FDRetc.
    Look on the bright side – where can they send you if you break the rules? Then again there is that book by Dante…

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  17. Keith in Seattle

    January 23rd, 2013

    That’s discrimination and as such they could very well face a HUGE lawsuit….

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  18. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 23rd, 2013

    @ WiscoDave

    The last time I changed the channel on the big screen Satan-Tron, Lucifer made me sit between a punk named Trayvon Martin and some guy named B.I.G. at dinner for a week!

    :-(

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  19. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 23rd, 2013

    so Geico, who insures/insured military vehicles, won’t allow gun businesses to be insured under them?
    Interesting.

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  20. WiscoDave

    January 23rd, 2013

    @FDR
    Chowin’ on Skittles and ribs!

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  21. Corky

    January 23rd, 2013

    Does that representative’s signature say “Dipstickia”?!!

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  22. brinksmom

    January 23rd, 2013

    Cancelled my Geico policy today and told them why I did it. PC does not sit well with me.

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  23. beachmom

    January 23rd, 2013

    You know GEICO is an abbreviation for what the company was originally: Government Employees Insurance Company

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  24. Unruly Refugee

    January 23rd, 2013

    There is a number on the back of an NRA membership card to call when shit like this happens:
    800-392-8683

    NRA endorsed insurance programs can be reached through a number also on the back of the card:
    877-672-3006

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  25. Bob M.

    January 23rd, 2013

    Phuck that little pinko lizard squaw in the ASS!!! >:(

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  26. Sundance

    January 23rd, 2013

    The letter is not a photoshop. It is a commercial coverage cancellation which some feel makes it different than a personal policy.

    The cancellation notification was mailed December 6th. Prior to Newtown etc…, and again people feels it makes a different story.

    Bottom line stands quite distinct, at least to me.

    [your vehicle is used in ] conjunction with a company that deals in the weapons industry.

    That is the reason for the cancellation. No need to project reasoning on to the cancellation notice, just read it. If the vehicle is used in conjunction with a company that deals in the weapons industry they will not provide coverage. Yet GEICO advertise for business from people who use their vehicles to work in the Dept. of Defense.

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  27. ronterf

    January 23rd, 2013

    GEICO gecko no get me moo-la!
    If those who support the gun industries do not use GEICO they may or may not change their tune, but at least they will see the impact of their decision.

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  28. AbigailAdams

    January 23rd, 2013

    GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Ins. Corp.

    Nuff said. Hard to believe conservative NRA members would insure through them.

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  29. Ren

    January 23rd, 2013

    It looks like it says: 1500 Dodge power wagon

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  30. dapenguin

    January 23rd, 2013

    in 15 minutes or less, our progressive, judgemental, sick, perverted agents can drop your coverage

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  31. Trixie Bluebell

    January 23rd, 2013

    I don’t have my insurance coverage with Geico for many reasons — many of which involve their revolting commercials — I despise the “cavemen”, the lizard that should be squished, etc. That being said, I’d be very interested in reading the insurance policy to see the specific coverages and exclusions.

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  32. old_oaks

    January 23rd, 2013

    I actually used my compyuterz features that weren’t around back 20+ years ago when I first learned.

    The company name on the policy is Short Lane, LLC out of Montana. Never heard of them, but it appears they primarily make adapters that allow guns to shoot different caliber cartridges. Here’s their website.

    http://www.gunadapters.com/

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  33. The Mad German

    January 23rd, 2013

    So they going to stop insuring the government or Eric Holder?

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  34. Four .45's

    January 24th, 2013

    Vote with your checkbook, people.

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