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Old February 6 2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Liability insurance for their firearms - USA's solution?

I find this fascinating... is this the 'answer' to America's problem?
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02...gun-insurance/

Here's the broad strokes:
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 background check.

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the goal is making the gun owner fully responsible for his firearms, making sure they are always properly locked away.....

Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, questioned whether it is constitutional to require someone to buy insurance to exercise a constitutional right.

Robert Frank, professor of economics at Cornell University, counters:
“Nothing in the constitution grants people the right to expose others to serious risk without compensation.”
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