Democratic Congresswoman Introduces Federal Legislation to Require Liability Insurance for Gun Owners
According to Fox News, A New York Democratic lawmaker is behind a national push that would force gun owners to buy liability insurance or face a $10,000 fine.
The Firearm Risk Protection Act, pushed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney and seven co-sponsors, follows efforts at the state level to create the controversial new kind of insurance for gun owners.
“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 isn’t likely to pass the GOP controlled House and likely won’t even make it to a vote. It does however, point out the extremes some Democrats are willing to go to keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. Liability insurance for guns would affect almost 100 million Americans and likely be out of reach for many due to cost.