Gun Liability Insurance

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    In keeping with rightists' well-known affection for personal responsibility, I offer this proposal for examination.

    Although tabled, it's a good idea. Why shouldn't gun owners be financially responsible for the damage they do?
     
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    Currently liability is very limted in the sphere of guns and gun ownership.

    Which..of course..is ridiculous.
     
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    What you're proposing is a poll tax to negate the 2nd Amendment.

    Meanwhile, you get back to me the moment Progressives are ever called to account for any of the damage they've done
     
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    I'm sure Johnny Crackhead is gonna run to his insurance agent's office to get his new policy just as soon as this is passed. So when he shoots your mom, at least you'll get $1,000,000, right? Or is it more likely your mom will still be dead, he won't have a policy, and he'll get an extra 3 years in jail on top of his life without parole because he didn't have that policy?

    Yet another law that addresses the law-abiding citizen, and not the criminal.
     
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    A gun owner who harms someone is already responsible for his actions, criminally and civilly.

    The only purpose this bill serves is to funnel money to insurance companies and trial lawyers.
     
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    Wonder how you will ever get all the gun toting criminals who rob our service stations to run down and buy some of this insurance? Just another ploy to try and get unreasonable gun control in this country.
     
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    Looks like them "obscene profits" insurance companies make are just peachy, as long as the politics are right.
     
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    I'm not certain, but I think your home insurance covers this.

    Aside from that, how is making people buy insurance going to curve crime and not curve a persons rights?
     
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    It's not intended to curve crime.

    It's intended to reduce gun ownership by creating yet another hurdle (an expensive one at that) an individual must clear before he can own a gun.
     
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    15 bullets can save you 15% or more.
     

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