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Gun owners may find getting self-defense insurance tougher following Florida shooting

Gun owners may find getting self-defense insurance tougher following Florida shooting

Finance
Gun owners who want specialized insurance for their firearms may have less access to one kind of policy following a shooting massacre in Florida last month.Insurance company Chubbsaid on Feb. 23 that it will stop underwriting an insurance policy for gun owners called NRA Carry Guard. The National Rifle Association-branded insurance covers gun owners in the event they face legal action following firearm incidents."Three months ago, Chubb provided notice of our intent to discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract," Chubb said in a statement.Lockton, another insurance company, followedon Feb. 26 with the announcement that it will no longer sell products tied to the NRA, including Carry Guard insurance and insurance for gun show operators...
Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

World
Several US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to the powerful gun lobby in the wake of the Florida school shooting.The firms include car rental giants Hertz and Enterprise, which had offered discounts for NRA members.The murder of 17 people has prompted renewed calls for tighter gun controls.Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott has backed calls to raise the minimum age for buying a gun from 18 to 21.Mr Scott has been widely seen as an ally of the NRA who has previously opposed stricter laws in the state. However, he has come under mounting pressure to respond to the demands of students who survived the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.How did the boycott come about?Activists have tried to put pr...
Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSurvivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have travelled to the state capital to press lawmakers to take more action on gun control.About 100 students arrived in Tallahassee hours before the state legislature rejected a ban on assault rifles like the one used in the attack.They are due to stage a rally at the statehouse later and meet legislators.It is the first organised protest of the youth-led anti-gun movement that has swept the US since the attack.Under pressure to act, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a move to ban devices that can enable rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. This bump-stock accessory was used by a gunman in Las Vegas to kill 58 concert-goers last year.Six radical ways to stop US school ...
Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in police custody.As the attack unfolded students were forced to hide as police swooped in on the building.It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 people were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012.It is the sixth school shooting incident this year so far that has either wounded or killed students.What we know about the suspectCelebrities call for 'policy and change'Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters Mr Cruz killed three people outside the school, before entering the building and kill...
Florida State expected to hire OC Bell away from Maryland

Florida State expected to hire OC Bell away from Maryland

Sports
Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell is expected to be hired as Florida State's offensive coordinator, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. Bell, 32, will join the staff of new Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart, who took over after Jimbo Fisher left to take the Texas A&M head coaching job. Two other Maryland offensive assistants have already left: Anthony Tucker departed to become the running backs coach at Central Florida and offensive line coach Tyler Bowen left to take the same position at Penn State. Bell was one of Maryland coach DJ Durkin's first hires when he took over in College Park in 2015. Bell brought an up-tempo spread offense to Maryland, which finished 11th in the Big Ten in points (24.1) and total yards per game (323) in 2017. The Terps scored 51 points agai...