NY Democratic Bill Will Require Gun Owners to Carry Million Dollar Liability Insurance

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A bill proposed by New York Democrat Felix Ortiz will force gun owners to carry one million dollars in liability insurance.
Guns Save Lives reported:

From Examiner.com, A bill was introduced in the State Assembly by Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) that would require citizens of New York to acquire liability insurance as a condition to gun ownership.

Bill S2353 will require all gun owners in NY to obtain and “continuously maintain” insurance coverage of at least $1 million, or they will suffer “immediate revocation of such owner’s registration, license and any other privilege to own” a firearm.

If the citizen fails to obtain the insurance, then by simply owning the firearm, they will be in violation of the law.

It is estimated that the required $1 million liability policy would cost a holder $1600-2000 annually.

If the bill is passed, gun owners will have 30 days to get the insurance.

Here’s a look at the proposed bill.
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And here is the relevant language:

FIREARM OWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES. 1. 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 RESULT-ING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT OR WILLFUL ACTS INVOLVING THE USE OF SUCH FIREARM WHILE IT IS OWNED BY SUCH PERSON. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUCH INSURANCE SHALL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF SUCH OWNER’S REGISTRATION, LICENSE AND ANY OTHER PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUCH FIREARM.

This is sort of like a modern-day version of the Jim Crow laws. Except this time Democrats are attacking our right to bear arms rather than our voting rights.

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  • diane

    Filthy little twat Ortiz needs to have his home address and phone numbers published. There’s a big motivation behind this; to compile a list–GUN REGISTRATION.

    Call Felix at home and talk it over with him.

  • diane

    As you know,, that’s a critical first step for the traitors. Once they have it, it is the begining of the end. Foreign troops are standing by.

  • diane

    It is intended to compile a damned list of gun owners. Everything else is irrelevant