Originally posted by CaptAmerika
Originally posted by FyreByrd
I for one think it's a wonderful idea. Automoble insurance is required to own and use a car (another possible deadly weapon). I think you should
have to carry insurance to cover the property damage and injuries that you MAY cause with a firearm.
And for you 'self-reliant', libertarian, pay your own way, types, this is a way to put your money and ideals where your mouth is. You cause damage,
you are irresponsible - You pay to clean it up - not us through the State.
Pay your own way types? How is allowing the govt to force more unrequired costs considered paying your own way? Its a loss of Liberty which is
exactly what a Libertarian stands for.
If i make a mess with my weapons, i will pay to clean it up. But i will not pay a company money every month for the right to own a gun. A right
already afforded me by our founding fathers.
And since you mentioned car Insurance.... Do you believe that every car that you pass on the road every day is insured? What a lemming.
Criminals are everywhere.
Ah, right, well in that case, as ive never had a car accident, I shouldnt need insurance!!! Excellent, that will save me £250 a year.
While im at it, as my house is not built on a flood plain and is unlikely to be damaged by an earthquake, I should be able to save even more money by
not having it insured. Inspiring stuff!!!
Not having car insurance wouldnt make me a criminal because to have it would infringe on my civil liberties, right?
Stop confusing the criminal act from the legal one. Yes, people drive uninsured and they are breaking the law. If they hit you there will be a whole
world of problems for you AND the uninsured driver.
Insurance is not a loss of "liberty" its merely protecting the innocent from the idiot and the " I dont care,I will do what I want anyway"
How much will it cost you to insure a gun? Does anybody actually know?
You are all so quick to bleat about the consitution being torn apart yet asking gun owners to be insured has nothing whatsoever to do with the
constituiton does it.
Its like saying that, because the constitution gives every American the right to carry a gun, the government should ensure that EVERYBODY has the
ability to purchase one.
Lets put it another way, what would you do if the government bought in a special gun tax that would help to pay for every American citizen to have a
gun. Would that be ok? You could hardly complain that you were having to make a financial contribution to help fulfil the constitutional rights of
every American. You would be helping the poorest citizens in their absolute right to be armed. Sounds like a fair idea, doesnt it?
Another poster has suggested that Gun ownership would negate, to a greater degree, a terrorist threat. Hahahahahahahaha!!
Tell that to the heavily armed American and British troops who have had to work in the hell holes of Iraq, Afghanistan, etc, etc. I dont think suicide
bombers actually give a sh*t if they have a gun aimed at them.
The arguments against Gun insurance is at best weak and at worst farcical. It doesnt go against the constitution, its not unfair and its not going to
force people who own guns to give them up, is it!
I would venture that the American gun owner would rather cut back on Burgers and fries rather than have to give up their gun because they cannot
afford the insurance. If you want something that much you find the money and, lets be honest, I dont see Insurance costs being utterly prohibitive,
the gun lobby simply would not tolerate it!
As I have said previously, its going to be a small price to pay for leaving the gun laws more or less untouched.
Dont look a gift horse in the mouth.