Chubb and Lockton Affinity:
We know that Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, prioritizes acting as a good corporate citizen. That’s why your company supports communities around the world through your philanthropic endeavors.
This is why we were so disappointed to discover that Chubb has partnered with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Lockton Affinity to underwrite insurance that will help cover the legal costs that arise when a gun owner shoots another person - including criminal defense and additional expenses like “cleanup costs.”
We have long known that the gun lobby preys on gun owners’ fears to sell firearms, raise money and boost membership numbers, and that Lockton Affinity has aggressively entered this grotesque market. But we were stunned to discover that your insurance company would join their cynical effort in order to boost profits.
We fear that your insurance product for gun owners who shoot first and claim “self-defense” later will contribute to this devastation and encourage more people to use deadly force. Gun violence is the leading cause of death for African American boys and men -- including Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis -- between the ages of 15 and 34, a demographic your philanthropic efforts aim to help.
We know that Chubb does not want to contribute to the gun violence epidemic plaguing our country or widen the racial disparities in the use of force. Therefore, we are formally requesting that Chubb publicly pull out of this business arrangement with the NRA and Lockton Affinity. Doing so will not be simple and it will not be easy. But it will be right.
We look forward to discussing these matters with you now as we begin to educate your employees, shareholders, customers, and the general public on the choice Chubb has made thus far in the hope that you will embrace a new chapter of corporate leadership.
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