PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS WANT MANDATORY INSURANCE TO EXERCISE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

A contingent of Congressional Progressive Democrats is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance 144566330 620x350 jpg 01for gun owners. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, pushed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney and eight co-sponsors, follows efforts at the state level to create the controversial new kind of insurance for gun owners. 

The bill defines “qualified liability insurance” as a policy that covers the “purchaser specifically for losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser.” Buyers would have to obtain insurance from a company licensed or authorized by a state insurance regulatory authority.

“For too long, gun victims and society at large have borne the brunt of the costs of gun violence,” Maloney said in a written statement. “My bill would change that by shifting some of that cost back onto those who own the weapons.”

The bill also calls for the federal government to impose a fine as much as $10,000 if a gun owner doesn’t have insurance on a firearm purchased after the bill goes into effect. “It shall be unlawful for a person who owns a firearm purchased on or after the effective date of this subsection not to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy,” the bill text reads.

According to Second Amendment Patriots research, six states — California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania — have all introduced gun liability insurance legislation over the past few months. None has produced any results. In Illinois, for example, the House rejected a measure 34-74 that would require people carrying concealed weapons to also carry $1 million in liability insurance. Chicago Democrat Kenneth Dunkin was behind the defeated bill. He said an insurance policy would cost between $500 to $2,000, but Illinois Republicans successfully argued the costs were too high for citizens exercising their constitutional right to carry a gun, and the bill was defeated.

The reason such a bill has not passed in the states is simple – it primarily serves to reduce the constitutionally protected rights of law-abiding citizens while having little or no effect on violent crime. It is deeply unfortunate that Progressive Democrats continue to use the tragedy at Newtown as a backdrop for pushing legislation that would have done nothing to prevent that horrible crime. It is time to remind your congressional representatives we are still watching them!

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4 replies

  1. Im sure all the criminals are going to run out and buy a policy
    What a dumbass

  2. These people should be removed from office now.

  3. Owning a gun is a right not a privilege. Driving is a privilege, therefore you must buy insurance. A natural born right is just that, a RIGHT that no man can take away

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