posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 10:53 AM
I was shocked to see my home state of Pa included on this list, especially when you consider that our state constitution specifically states;
Section 21 . Right to Bear Arms
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
It was probably introduced by some liberal representative from one of the cities and has no real chance of passing but, it is troubling
Seven States Tell ‘Responsible’ Gun Owners To Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is With Gun Insurance
Seven states – California, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Colorado – have, in the past month, introduced bills
to have gun owners put their money where their mouth is: liability insurance for their firearms, codifying that responsibility if their firearms are
used incorrectly – used by children who find them, by criminals who easily steal them; by people to whom they sell them without requiring a
In Colorado, home state of the Columbine High School shooting and the Aurora Theater massacre, new legislation requires that owners of semi-automatic
rifles be subject to strict liability for civil damages caused by their weapons, and state statutes that shield manufacturers, importers and dealers
from such liability would be lifted. It further says that handguns, bolt-action rifles and shotguns would be exempt from the measure. The issue of
liability is only one of many measures introduced into the Colorado legislature Tuesday.
The one in California is making major headlines in the MSM.
NBC San Diego
Calif. Law Would Force Gun Owners to Buy Insurance
Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries
caused by their weapons.
Some proposals would require buyers to show proof of insurance before they could purchase a weapon. The proposal in California would apply to anyone
owning a weapon, Ting said, though the bill's details are still being worked out.
Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, said most gun owners already act responsibly and can be sued for damages if they don't.
He said the proposal is part of an ongoing attempt to "price gun owners out of existence,'' particularly the law-abiding poor who live in
crime-ridden areas and need protection the most. Criminals would ignore the law, he said.
Trying to price guns outside the reach of undesirable demographics has been a common tactic
of gun grabbers, especially in the eraliest attempts at gun control which were targeted at keeping guns out of the hands of blacks
the guns to defend against racist attacks in the post-Civil War South.
It seems especially dispicable that some of these laws seek to hold gunowners responsible for crimes comitted with their firearms even after the guns
have been stolen from their homes and are no longer under their control. I guess being a crime victim doesn't count if you happen to be a gunowner.
I have no doubt that all of these schemes are also intended as a form of back-door gun registration so that the state can have a list of all gun
owners when the time comes for eventual confiscation of civilian firearms. They can always say that its not the state keeping the list but, you can
bet that it won't take much to force insurance companies to hand over their client lists when the time comes, if they don't hand them over willingly
It seems the gun grabbers are pulling out every sneaky trick in the books to try to disarm the American public because they feel that outright, direct
confiscation would face severe blowback if attempted at this time.