National Rifle Association Launches NRA Carry Guard

posted on May 3, 2017

The National Rifle Association of America has launched NRA Carry Guard, a program created to provide America’s most comprehensive insurance and legal coverage, as well as best-in-class training for those who carry a gun. NRA Carry Guard members can access many great benefits including legal assistance and the ability to select their own counsel, as well as immediate access as needed to supplementary payments for bail, legal retainer fees, compensation while in court and more. NRA Carry Guard is the only membership program for self-defense insurance and training developed and supported by the NRA, representing the next evolution in freedom’s defense from the most powerful civil rights organization in American history. 


“For the last 20 years, I’ve supported and defended the Constitution of the United States. I really do believe that an armed citizenry makes for a stronger country, a stronger society, a safer society,” says veteran U.S. Navy SEAL George Severence, who serves as NRA Carry Guard National Director. “The Second Amendment would look vastly different today without the NRA. With so many concealed carry permit holders out there, it would be my hope that all of them would become NRA members, because the only reason that they have that right to carry is because the NRA has been defending that right.” 

“There is no other organization in the United States of America that can do what NRA has done with NRA Carry Guard,” says Dana Loesch, NRA National Spokesperson. “Without the NRA, there would be no right to carry a firearm at all in this country. The NRA and its 5 million members have led the movement for the past three decades to restore this freedom to its rightful place in America.”

NRA Carry Guard memberships are available now at, and offer the most comprehensive coverage on the market to those who carry. All benefits are fully insured by Chubb®, the largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company in the world.

                                                Watch the full NRA Carry Guard video

“When we’re talking about something like the NRA, we’re talking about the largest civil rights organization in the country,” says Colion Noir, an NRATV commentator and attorney. “If I find myself in a position where I had to use my gun to defend my life, I can tell you right now, I’m going to be glad that I had NRA Carry Guard.”

Members enjoy benefits including up to $1 million in insurance-backed individual protection for legal fees and will receive exclusive access to emergency support services in case of a self-defense incident, including a coast-to-coast attorney referral network. Fully insured supplemental benefits are also given to members. Spouses of NRA Carry Guard members are automatically covered, as are family members who live with a member and lawfully defend themselves at home.

NRA Carry Guard’s training program was developed by an expert team of military and law enforcement veterans and focuses on the unique legal, mental and physical circumstances you must be prepared to face after pulling the trigger. Composed of the world’s best, the NRA Carry Guard team includes veteran U.S. Navy SEAL George Severence, NRA Carry Guard National Director; veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Eric Frohardt, NRA Carry Guard Training Director; veteran U.S. Army Green Beret James R. Jarrett, NRA Carry Guard Curriculum Director; and veteran U.S. Army Green Beret Jeff Houston, NRA Carry Guard Lead Instructor. Designed to prepare Americans to carry a firearm in real life and not just on the range, the training program will be available to the public starting June 15, 2017.

“Having the NRA actually put together standardized concealed carry training and putting the resources behind it, says quite a bit,” says Frohardt. “You know that this training is safe and it will work.”

NRA Carry Guard members also receive immediate access to a Rights & Responsibilities video curriculum, featuring hours of instruction, designed to prepare gun owners for the modern reality of self-defense.


“I urge you to take advantage of all that NRA Carry Guard has to offer, including the most comprehensive training curriculum ever developed for men and women who carry firearms,” says NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

Today, more than 15 million Americans legally carry firearms in defense of themselves, their families and their communities. These are among the safest, most responsible, most law-abiding people in America. They deserve the utmost in training, legal protection and support that can only come from the premier firearms training and civil rights organization in the world: the National Rifle Association of America.

All benefits are administered by Lockton Affinity, LLC, and fully insured by Chubb®, the largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company in the world. Learn more by watching this video or go to


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