A bill introduced in the New York State Assembly by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a Democrat, would require the state’s residents to acquire liability insurance as a condition for gun ownership.
“Any person in this state who shall own a firearm shall, prior to such ownership, obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars specifically covering any damages resulting from any negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person,” the measure, dubbed S2353, reads.
Liability insurance for $1 million in coverage for gun owners is estimated to cost between $1,600 and $2,000 annually, the Examiner reports.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Why are those CLOWNS posing as elected representatives still around? Have New Yorkers lost their balls to eject constitution oath breakers and traitors, and send them to be tried?
Insurance IS an infringement to the 2nd Amendment, and does NOTHING to keep the bad guys from having guns to rob, threaten or kill others. It only makes the good guys - honest citizens to be disarmed, or pay a hefty price to protect themselves, of which those traitors had failed to do.
What are New Yorkers waiting for? Dog collars around their necks?edit on 21-2-2013 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mugger
I hope all this garbage passes in NY. They get what they voted for.
I guess criminals will be required to get the insurance also
Originally posted by jjkenobi
This bill is clearly racist. Minorities have the average lowest incomes and are therefore targeted by this bill. Only rich white people would be able to afford guns. (legally that is)
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
y no outrage for car insurance ?
doesn't that price out the poor from basic transportation and the ability to drive to a job while the criminals will just drive without it ?
hmmmmmedit on 23-2-2013 by syrinx high priest because: (no reason given)
£10,000,000 Country Sports Public Liability cover in the UK, whilst participating in: Clay Pigeon / Target Shooting, Rough Shooting, Vermin Control, Wild Fowling, Rifle Shooting (inc stalking), Recreational activities of Hunting and Wildfowling (including falconry, hawking, rabbit, pigeon, game, deer),
Why, do you not understand conversion rates?
Originally posted by hangedman13
First bit of ignorance to your post is that the cost of living in NY is obscene and I notice you listed your premiums in I believe what is the British pound. Using a foreign currency to make your point about anything in the US is ridiculous.
Do not take me out of context. Some gun owners are irresponsible, as are some drivers of vehicles.
You also throw out there about gun owners being irresponsible
What's your point there, uninsured drivers kill people all the time. Insurance provides financial assistance to victims of road traffic accidents all the time. In the UK the Insurance industry even has a fund scheme which covers the costs for victims of uninsured drivers, I suppose you'd disagree with that as well.
how is this law gonna affect the criminals. Not like they will have insurance for any guns they own.
What, seeking compensation from someone elses accident is not acceptable to you? I'd prefer a situation where an insurance company pays for my ongoing medical treatment/loss of earnings than some pathetic court order of 10 bucks per week because the gun owner who injured me does not have any money. Would you disagree with that?
The whole sue happy BS is just another part of what is wrong with society.