Last week, the National Rifle Association of America 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 National Rifle Association, representing the next evolution in freedom’s defense from the most powerful civil rights organization in American history.

During last week’s convention, I had the chance to meet veteran U.S. Navy SEAL George Severence, who serves as NRA Carry Guard National Director.

“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,” said Severence. “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.”

“Having the NRA actually put together standardized concealed carry training and putting the resources behind it, says quite a bit,” said Eric Frohardt, a U.S. Navy SEAL who assisted with the development of the training program. “You know that this training is safe and it will work.”

“There is no other organization in the United States of America that can do what NRA has done with NRA Carry Guard,” said Dana Loesch. “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 NRACarryGuard.com 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.

“When we’re talking about something like the NRA, we’re talking about the largest civil rights organization in the country,” said Colion Noir. “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 are protected with benefits including up to $1,000,000 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.

“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,” said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

Learn more about the program at NRACarryGuard.com.