Democrats Want Mandatory Insurance Policies For Guns

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The strategy of the anti-gun crowd isn’t an outright ban on guns. They’d pass one if they could, but they know that’s an impossibility politically. So what they’re aimed at instead is policies making gun purchases, gun ownership and gun use more difficult and expensive.

Case in point, mandatory insurance policies for gun owners:

If you can’t force people to do what you want, force them to buy insurance: That seems to be the strategy of the liberal left in the Obama era. We refer not only to the ObamaCare health-insurance mandate but to the latest bright idea under consideration in mostly Democrat-dominated state capitals.

“Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would require California gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover damages or injuries caused by their weapons,” FoxNews.com reports. The idea isn’t brand new: “Bills have been offered unsuccessfully in Massachusetts and New York since at least 2003,” according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

But the idea has drawn added attention amid the inevitable delirium following a horrific crime involving firearms: “Similar bills have been introduced in other states after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. They include Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York.

Mandatory insurance would make owning a gun more expensive which, in turn, would mean that fewer people would own guns. Fewer people owning guns means more generations of Americans growing up without a heritage of gun ownership. Which, in turn, means more future voters clueless about the necessity and importance of guns to our society.

Which, of course, is exactly what the gun grabbers want.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Good strategy. There is already a long track-record of intimidation and suppression via liability insurance. Municipalities have been facing tyranny-by-liability for decades: no more diving boards at pools, installation of expensive one-in-a-million “safety” features to existing structures, restrictions on recess activities at schools, and on and on.

    • $8194357

      I want madatory insuurance policies on Democrats/liberals…
      They have caused more Constitutional damage than anyone
      over the last 100 years.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Criminal, treasonous damage.

        • $8194357

          10X on the tresonous.
          Crimminal is just the fraud they commit everyday.

          • SusanBeehler

            just “crimminal”

          • $8194357

            Crony capitalist bought and paid for crimminal…

      • SusanBeehler

        If it wouldn’t have been for Republicans we wouldn’t have the President we have now, they got rid of slavery.

        • mickey_moussaoui

          Obama isn’t half black, technically he is 50% white, 45% arab and 5% black. He just pretends to be black

          • Hal414

            I believe the Kenyan portion automatically makes him part British as well.

        • $8194357

          If it wasn’t for Rebuplicans you most likely
          wouldn’t have got the vote either..
          I agree with mickey tho…
          He’s not near as black as he is portrayed.
          Way more arab than black.

          • Hellboy

            To paraphrase Lyndon Johnson….. Son, if you put a teaspoon of “poop” in a bucket of water, you still have a bucket of “poop.”

          • $8194357

            Work your fingers to the bone.
            What do ya get?
            Boney fingers…
            It is what it is..

    • SusanBeehler

      The diving board thing has really bugged me. I cannot pass the experience on to my grandchildren, because you can rarely find a pool which has one. Insurance companies are so capitalistic always wanting to make money and limit their risk!

      • mickey_moussaoui

        I bet you’ve done a few high dives in the shallow end havent you?

        • two_amber_lamps

          Hell, the pool was probably empty…..

    • sbark

      The Left and Insurance………….SS ponzie scheme was labeled Insurance, ObamaCare has been called an Ins. “product”,
      I notice one thing about Left wing Ins. programs……..they insure the Left get more power control and flow of money thru their greasy fingers.
      Gun Ins——what better way to a end result of a national gun registry……..again, end result of the Left wing gaining power and control

  • Eric Wittliff

    Is there a bill any where???? how do the get around privacy issues and the gun lobby not wanting a registry?

    • SusanBeehler

      How do they get around privacy issues with your social security card or your tax return or anything else you submit to your government?

  • Davo

    If you’re required to have car insurance to own a car, why should you not be required to have gun insurance to own a gun?

    • RCND

      You only need the insurance if you will drive a vehicle on public roads, similar to needing a drivers license. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Gun ownership is a right.

      • Davo

        So shouldn’t all guns be free, then?

        • headward

          Nothing in the constitution says anything about having the right now own a car. I can avoid getting car insurance by not driving on public roads. This sort of bill is very similar to the Jim Crowe laws passed by the dems. Next they’ll introduce voting insurance because voting for the wrong person can be more dangerous than owning a gun.

          • SusanBeehler

            Did you vote for the wrong person and are you in danger?

          • leh

            No and Yes!

          • mickey_moussaoui

            millions of uninsured drivers on our roads

        • RCND

          That would be a much more worthwhile use of tax dollars than some other things government spends money on, but no. A right means you can’t be prevented from doing it, not that it will be subsidized by the government. For example, we also have a freedom of the press but you still have to buy what equipment you need to exercise it.

          • SusanBeehler

            Insurance does not prevent you from doing anything. It insures what you are doing.

          • RCND

            No it simply transfers some risk

          • SusanBeehler

            Gun owners are responsible and law abiding so why object to transferring some of the risk?

        • Wayne

          Typical lefty idiot. ‘Shouldn’t it be free?’ Just because it’s a right doesn’t make it free! Idiot! No wonder this country is so f’up!

        • mickey_moussaoui

          typical gimmecrat logic….gimme free stuff

        • SusanBeehler

          Free the guns! Free the guns! Long live the GUNS!! Please let my guns, GO!!!!

          • two_amber_lamps

            DERP!

      • SusanBeehler

        Shooting ranges have insurance to operate, to exercise your right to shoot, homeowners are supposed to state to their home insurance company they own guns because accidents do happen.

        • RCND

          I have been a homeowner for many years and have never been asked that question. Many other businesses, addition to shooting ranges, have insurance. Some do not. They use insurance to transfer some risk. The ones that don’t are in essense self insured. No matter what it is done by choice.

          • SusanBeehler

            The question will be coming, just like they don’t ask if you own a dog, the minute your dog rips a child’s face off, they will ask you in the future.

          • Hellboy

            An Insurance Company may ask you for information on your trampoline or your swimming pool but, they are “attractive nuisances……” Unlike a gun…..

          • mickey_moussaoui

            I like to jump on my trampoline with a loaded gun and shoot yellow duckies in my pool. legistate that you nazi

          • Hellboy

            I’m not for legislating anything… idiot… You missed the point.

          • SusanBeehler

            the gun…………………..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGmTrQXrwg

          • mickey_moussaoui

            guns are not a nuisance…idiot

          • Hellboy

            Back atcha……. “Unlike a gun….. which is not an attractive nuisance”
            Is that plain enough for you…??

          • SusanBeehler

            I like to do that too! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! oops I shot myself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGmTrQXrwg

          • mickey_moussaoui

            i wish

          • SusanBeehler

            What is a gun? something for “fun”, for your kids to play with or for your grandson to “borrow” and shoot up a neighborhood school.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            nitwit. my bloodline is stable. no liberal mental disfunction. no worries.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            nany statism via liberalism

          • Hal414

            Susan, again, you are full of crap. Insurance companies do ask about certain types of dogs when you get homeowners insurance.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Of course they ask about dogs, they ased whether I had a dog and what kind it was and how I would describe its behavior—and that was for insurance on a farmstead! Susan, you are never going to graduate out of bimbohood at this rate.

          • SusanBeehler

            I have never been asked about dogs or guns or swimming pools or lots of things but it does not mean they can’t or won’t. Actually they have never looked at my home for about 10 years, for all they know I live in a “shed”.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            you just shot down your own premise for argument. what a dope

          • two_amber_lamps

            I have never been asked about dogs or guns or swimming pools or lots of things but it does not mean they can’t or won’t.

            You can’t beat it when Comrade B dismantles her own propaganda. F$%^&g priceless….

          • mickey_moussaoui

            you silly ass nanny state libs are cutting off your own nose to spite your face.

        • Hellboy

          Notify your HO Insurance Co.????? Please tell me what your source is on this…… Pure B.S. !!!!!

        • mickey_moussaoui

          nonsense. Ive had home insurance for 35 years and never has the topic of gun ownership ever come up

          • SusanBeehler
          • mickey_moussaoui

            suziQ,
            That story is poorly researched. I have never been questioned on gun ownership in any and all of my insurance policies. I have owned 6 homes in the past 35 years and all were fully insured. Don’t assume that one little story is representative of the entire nation. Cherry picking isn’t legit research

        • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

          Are you switching from drivel to out-and-out lying? I have never been asked, nor have I heard about anyone else being asked, about guns in relation to homeowner’s insurance.

    • $8194357

      Ones a Constitutional right,
      and the other a state granted “privilage”.

      • Davo

        If I go to the gun store, ask for a gun, and the cashier tells me it costs $500, and I don’t have $500, has he violated my Constitutional right to bear arms?

        If I go to that same gun store, ask for a gun, and the cashier tells me it costs $250, plus a $250 insurance policy, and I don’t have $500, has he violated my Constitutional right to bear arms?

        • two_amber_lamps

          So if you don’t own a gun and your neighbor has two, by your logic it would be your RIGHT to appropriate one from him?

          Damn you’re stupid AND amoral.

          • $8194357

            Liberals. Whats a man to do?

          • SusanBeehler

            Amoral? really, how do you define amoral?

          • two_amber_lamps

            Political expedience-embracing leftists… like lil miss suzyB!

        • $8194357

          Stupid is as stupid does my momma always said..

          • Realitybasedbrc

            Well, your momma would certainly know stupid, gun nutter.

          • $8194357

            She never told me she knew you !

        • SusanBeehler

          No. just like he collects tax for the government.

        • mickey_moussaoui

          non argument

        • JoeMN

          I see gang bangers and criminals rushing out to insure their guns

          NOT!

          BTW the left claims health care is a right, with insurance premiums beginning at $20,000, so at least you are consistent.

          Liberalism: Where ideology and reality clash

    • two_amber_lamps

      Non Sequitur.

      You conflate PRIVILEGE with NATURAL RIGHT.

      You’re dismissed.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      Mexicans drive on our roads w/o insurance.

  • Hellboy

    It won’t be long before there will be such a shortage of ammunition, that buying a gun won’t matter unless you reload your own. DHS has just ordered an additional million or so rounds of ammo to bolster their 1 billion plus inventory. At this point, DHS can supply the Armed Forces enough ammo to last decades. “O’s” intention is to buy up as much ammo as necessary to create an artificial shortage so as to further his Gun Control agenda and no one in D.C. is speaking up about it. Certain ammunition is now on back order for up to 9 and 10 months or more and has doubled in price in a few short weeks……. Hopefully, some our Reps will see through this and take action. Guns can only be used as clubs if you have no ammo for them…….

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Statistics show that each year,43,000 or more of the United States’ population die due to vehicular accidents and around 2.9 million people end up suffering light or severe injuries. In a certain five year period, there had been recorded a 25% of the driving population who encountered or were involved in car accidents. It is also affirmed that car accidents kill a child every 3 minutes.Statistics on the number of car accidents taking place in every state or country is normally based on medical or insurance records filed.
    In summary: Vehicles are far more dangerous to your health and safety than guns are. Considering that there were 33,000 (plus or minus a couple hundred) deaths by guns and around 17,000 (=/-) were suicide, if we use LIBERAL LOGIC (that’s literal sarcasm), automobiles are far more dangerous than guns…all guns.

    Ban automobiles and only criminals will drive.

    stupid emotional, logic deprived libs

  • alanstorm

    Holy good goddamn. How about a mandatory insurance policy for being a democrat? It has been established beyond a reasonable doubt that being a democrat has a negative effect on your neighbor’s finances. (Well, on the democrat in question, as well, but they are alleged adults and should pay for their own stupidity).

  • Jeremiah Glosenger

    Let’s have mandatory insurance on guns, pencils, nails, kitchen knives, hammers, saws, ladders, and trees. This is a brilliant idea (dripping with sarcasm).

  • devilschild

    Criminals should be required to carry prison insurance. It would kick if they are arrested to cover the cost of their incarceration. Depending on the level of their illegal activites they could choose between short-term or long-term policies.

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