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Geico Canceling Insurance Because Customers Work In Firearms Industry

An SD reader has sent us his notification of cancellation of auto insurance from GEICO effective 1/22/13 due to the fact that ”the vehicle does not meet our underwriting guidelines because it is used in conjunction with a company that deals in the weapons industry”.
First Bank of America began confiscating the funds of firearms dealers, now GEICO believes it can cancel service for anyone working in the firearms industry. Who needs gun bans when the the banksters are more than willing to do the dirty work and pull strong armed corruption Chicago style stunts?

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Not true.Still, the work they are doing to promote human/pig sex

more than makes up for any moral inconsistencies they may have in other areas:

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Off topic a bit

Reading the post and replies got me thinking about gun registrations and made me wonder about the Fast and Furious guns and if they were all registered to Holder? If not, who were they registered to, if at all? I know, silly question that will lead to nowhere.

I called GEICO

I'll agree Warren Buffet runs GEICO and, incredibly, is a liberal socialist but . . . is GEICO going anti-gun? I'm not sure now that I've called GEICO, my auto insurance company. We need more info.

I called just a minute ago. The insurance agent has not heard of anything like this. He suggested, for one example only, that if the policyholder had a personal auto policy and was using it in a capacity not covered, like commercial, they would cancel him and he would need to get the right coverage.

We've got to be very careful, cautious, that we're not letting our emotions mislead us. Almost always the ends DO NOT justify the means.

I am going to check with GEICO on this.

I will give them a chance to hear their side. If I am not satisfied with their answer, I will go with USAA insurance. I have been a loyal GEICO customer for 20 years and have been rewarded with good service. However, if this is true and all there is to it, then GEICO's actions are unacceptable.

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Waren Buffet owns geico.

I wonder where his allegiances lie?

Certainly, NOT with the people who made him rich.

People should cancel geico and rather than being on the defensive from this they would be on the offensive.

Tell them WHY you cancelled. too!

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9/11 Truth.

HOAX. Commercial policy. GEICO no more evil today than


Oh, and insurance is a scam - nobody should ever buy insurance.

Investing in insurance companies is another story. They make billions in profits every year by selling fear and, of course, everyone has a story to tell about a car accident or a fire and how glad they were to have insurance without actually adding up the dollars and realizing they would have been better off stashing the money away in an account they owned themeselves...

oh, yeah, forgot to mention I used to work in the insurance industry at the administrative level and perpetuated the scam every day.

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Here's another gun dealer denied credit card processing

LEIPER'S FORK, Tenn. - A Williamson County gun dealer recently learned a credit card processing company no longer wants to do business with him.


Looks like a conspiracy to me.

Sooo They're......

Computers can even pull a person up under job discription? How would it search them out? Needs key words of some kind to search, yes?

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

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They ask what your occupation is on your tax forms.

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They came for the gold, but I

They came for the gold, but I did not speak up because I was a sheep.
They came for the hemp, but I did not speak up because I didn't grow hemp.
They came for the guns, but I did not speak up because I had no guns.
Then they came for my life, and I went along with it because I am a sheep.

Geico is certainly free to do business with whomever they

want, or not.

In that same manner, you are free to do business with them or not.

It's called a free market.

There are no entitlements. Get over yourself.

No it's NOT a free market.

And that is why we have to look at how things are actually working in the real world. I posted a link below telling how Rahm Emanual is using his political clout to strong-arm business to support his agenda. I believe this is what we are seeing on a huge scale.

What I meant is that you are free not to do business with them

and they are free not to do business with you.

outside influence on the decision making process is entirely irrelevant to that question.. You are not forced to purchase from them and they are not forced to sell to you.

Rham can "strong arm" all he wants. He can't change economic law. Geico could simply stop doing business entirely in Illinois if it really didn't want to be "convinced" not to do business with gun owners or the firearms industry.

Geico is CHOOSING to behave this way. It is their ultimate choice.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong, from a legal perspective about that.

Nothing wrong with those in public office

using their power to influence or force business to their personal agendas? Whoa.

I don't give a darn what "legal perspective" justifies anything if it is simply wrong altogether.

If a single business capitulates and gets preferential treatment all the others suffer.

I never said there's nothing wrong with it.

I said he can do it all he wants. It won't change economics. It is both wrong, and pointless.

Whoops may have to x-cel my policy


What does "in conjunction" mean in this context?

It seems it would imply that the car was used in the weapons industry, How? Is the car used for commercial delivery or service? The notice clearly states weapons industry, that's very odd. If the problem is a commercial use of the auto, it should have stated that. The caption says the customers work in the firearms industry. I have been in the insurance business 30 years (forgive me), I have never seen anything like this, underwriting based on employment? Who's next?

Maybe they should have stuck with insuring government employees only.


The BofA story was about a gun manufacturer having his credit line cancelled. Nothing about customers. (BofA may be next though)

It's nice that the fear of god was put into Geico even if it was a little misdirected. That response came back in less than 20 minutes, so it went viral fast. And the policy holder in SD is getting some service!

Lawful gun owners for the most part are not on the government dole, and are taxpayers, and money spenders. Any company that wants to think about demonizing 2A defenders needs to be scared, and their shareholders scared.

100 million lawful gun owners with money in their pockets to spend or not spend is a viable force to financially scuttle any corporation that wants to jump on an emotional and misdirected gun grabber bandwagon.

Rahm Emanual putting pressure on BofA

This is why "free markets" will not decide the issue at this point in time. And this is why we should be outraged when companies cave to mobsters and trample basic American liberties.


"Emanuel told CEO Bharat Masrani “to use your influence to push this company to find common ground” on an assault weapons ban and gun background checks."

Be sure to read the whole article because this push is not limited to BofA.

"Lawful gun owners for the

"Lawful gun owners for the most part are not on the government dole, and are taxpayers, and money spenders. Any company that wants to think about demonizing 2A defenders needs to be scared, and their shareholders scared."


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Is this one true?

that rumor that Bank of America was preventing people from buying ammo is FALSE! I ordered a box of .40 fmj rounds for my Glock from Cabelas last week without one problem with my Bank of America credit card. Had to try it though.

Geico's response

Government Employees Insurance Company

January 25, 2013

Dear xx:

I do apologize but unfortunately there was some confusion with the individual's policy information.

Please note the policy in question was a Commercial policy, it was not a personal auto policy. A Commercial policy is business policy and this had to deal with how the vehicle was used in the course of his business day. When a vehicle is used in the transportation of gunpowder and gun making materials, it presents a high level of concern.

This was not a cancellation because of a political view or stance, or because of this person's right to bear arms, this is purely a concern with the transportation of dangerous materials.

We spoke with the policyholder in December and there was some misunderstanding/confusion on our part on how he used the vehicle. We have reached out to the policyholder and hope that we can clarify usage of the vehicle and continue his policy.

Thank you for using our online services. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your insurance needs for years to come.

I called them

the customer service rep put me on hold to check on any policy changes of this type.. She said that are NOT doing this.

You'll notice that it's a commercial policy. There are often unusual restrictions with commercial policies.

^^^ This. +1

^^^ This.



Time for them to learn the same lesson godaddy learned when they fuck with the constitution.

True, Geico can do what it wants, but...

This is part of a disturbing cultural trend, where gunowners and people working in the gun industry are being treated like criminals. But this should be no surprise coming from geico as their full name is GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY.

If customers cannot pick and

If customers cannot pick and choose insurance companies to work with and plans to buy then insurance companies should not be permitted to pick and choose customers. Freedom to choose should not be one way, customers should have options to choose just like the companies do. If anyone is unsure what I'm referring to, insurance is very much regulated by the government. The (state) government decides what we must buy and who we are permitted to buy it from. Of course, I believe there should be freedom to choose all around, but there should not be freedom for the companies and restricted freedom for the people.


Yes, Geico CAN cancel the

Yes, Geico CAN cancel the service of anyone, subject to the agreed terms. You can shop around, and so can they. It's called the free market.

That's not quite true, not in

That's not quite true, not in the insurance industry. State governments highly regulate this. The government decides what companies you can work with and what plans are permitted in their states. Just because you have the freedom to choose among a small fraction of providers does not mean it's true freedom. If I had freedom to choose I would be able to work with any insurance company in any state, but I cannot due to limitations placed upon us by the gov. Speaking of Geico, at one point not too long ago my State did not permit us to buy insurance from Geico / did not permit Geico to sell car insurance here. Now they do... as long as they are in good standing with the "King."

That's not freedom. It's not the free market. That is a very regulated and limited market.


Good point, didn't think

Good point, didn't think about that.