Kansas Schools Flunk Gun Policy 101

Nobody could have predicted, etc. etc.:

Insurer Refuses To Cover Gun-Carrying Kansas Schools

An insurance company based in Iowa has refused to renew coverage for Kansas schools that permit teachers and staff to carry concealed firearms on campus, the Des Moines Register reported on Sunday.

EMC Insurance Cos. made the decision after Kansas enacted a new law to allow the concealed guns on campus. The company told the newspaper the decision was based on financial policy, not politics. The company reportedly covers 85 to 90 percent of Kansas school districts.

“We’ve been writing school business for almost 40 years, and one of the underwriting guidelines we follow for schools is that any on-site armed security should be provided by uniformed, qualified law enforcement officers,” Mick Lovell, EMC’s vice president for business development, told the Des Moines Register. “Our guidelines have not recently changed.”

The Kansas law passed in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting went into effect July 1, allowing Kansas schools to permit teachers and staff to carry weapons to protect children. No school districts in the state had adopted a concealed-carry policy as of Saturday, according to the Register.

A couple of quick things:

a) The free market has spoken. If it keeps you from getting insurance coverage, your solution to gun violence sucks.

b) I realize the policy has only been in place a week and school isn’t in session right now, but if nobody wants to take you up on your solution when school starts back up in August or whenever it is? Your solution to gun violence sucks.

This is what happens when you listen to the gun loonz at the NRA. You get policy solutions that work for gun manufacturers, not the school districts and children you’re supposedly trying to protect.

Fail, fail, fail.


Filed under free hand of the market, gun control, gun violence

11 responses to “Kansas Schools Flunk Gun Policy 101

  1. Mary Hackett Graham

    What could possibly go wrong?

  2. Bitter Scribe

    I’m sure the NRA will soon be introducing legislation making it mandatory for insurance companies to cover schools that arm janitors.

    • I am absolutely positive that you are correct. It’s that “small government” stuff again.

    • GregH

      I think it was the esteemed Senator Turgid D. Whorehouse, who once said, “That government governs best, which governs most to the advantage of my larger corporate campaign contributors. Oh,…and….Bully!”

  3. …and you know what? This won’t faze the knuckleheads one bit.

    I don’t want to move, but these people have gone flat-out fucking bonkers…


  4. democommie

    Without knowing if the company has been providing insurance for all of the school’s activities and actors it is difficult to know what the effect will be on the school district. My first guess is that the price of their insurance will be much higher and will exclude any and all perils that are related to on campus gun carry by employees of the school system.

  5. Pretty sure Republicans think they can fix all of this with magical “tort reform.” If no one can sue, who needs insurance?

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