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Cochrane & Company Combines Property, GL Coverage for Shooting Sports Program

Cochrane & Company has combined general liability and property insurance for its ARMS program for the shooting sports industry, which includes ammunition, firearms manufacturing, and all supporting specialties. The coverage is backed by a carrier rated A by A.M. Best …

Illinois Governor Signs Gun Law on Background Checks, Thefts

Illinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The law closes a background check loophole for the sale or transfer of …

Texas Tops U.S. in Number of Lost, Stolen Firearms

Federal authorities say Texas has far and away the largest number of firearms in the U.S. reported as lost or stolen. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a report this week showing there were 18,874 firearms lost …

Interest in Personal Gun Liability Insurance Protection Increasing

Interest in personal liability insurance for firearms owners has expanded with the media focus on gun-centric events and the public discussion of  liability issues. While coverage is available through gun owner associations and through specialty insurers, the liability component of …

Rural School Officials: Give Texas Teachers Guns

Superintendents of three small rural school districts that allow some teachers to carry guns told Texas lawmakers on Jan. 28 that the practice provides a critical measure of safety for students in the event of a campus shooting, but a …

Oklahoma Lawmaker, Texas Governor Want Teachers to Be Armed

Teachers and school administrators who receive proper training would be authorized to carry firearms on school campuses and at school events under a bill being drafted by an Oklahoma lawmaker. Republican Rep. Mark McCullough of Sapulpa said his bill would …

Oklahoma Commissioner: Weapons Necessary for Safety of Anti-Fraud Unit

Defending his agency’s expenditures on weapons and police vehicles for use by its anti-fraud unit, Oklahoma’s top insurance regulator said the purchases help ensure the safety of investigators and are not paid for with taxpayer money. The Oklahoma Insurance Department …

Oklahoma Insurance Department Spends $180K on Guns, Police Vehicles

The Oklahoma Insurance Department spent more than $180,000 on high-tech shotguns, bulletproof vests and seven police-package vehicles that agency officials say were needed as part of its expanded focus on criminal insurance fraud. But the purchases have raised eyebrows among …

Oklahoma Prepares for Open Carrying of Firearms

With Oklahoma preparing for a much-debated new law that allows people to carry their previously concealed firearms out in the open, state officials say they’ve seen a big increase in the number of residents seeking a handgun license. Oklahoma’s open-carry …

Wisconsin Workplace Shooting Brings Call for New Law on Guns

Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa. Radcliffe Haughton, 45, bought a handgun just two days after his beleaguered …