Advocates Push Idea of Requiring Gun Insurance

By STEVE LeBLANC | January 22, 2013

  • January 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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    I have never seen a gun in plain sight; this would indicate that those I know that own them do keep them in a safe secure manner. Insurance would not deter accidents, as gun owners are mostly concerned with shooting themselves in the foot, but it would penalize the legal owners of guns; the problem is the illegal guns, illegal aliens with guns, stolen legal and “shared” guns. All the massacres were perpetrated by young men using prescribed mind-altering drugs. Menino should focus on ending forced busing now, not propaganda.

  • January 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    Jester says:
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    What a stupid idea. It has nothing to do with prevention. Catastrophic injuries or death can’t be compensated by money. And compensation is an “after the fact” issue unrelated to gun control.

  • January 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    Al says:
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    Insurance doesn’t cover intentional acts, and homeowners would cover accidents. Sheesh.

    What part of “…shall not be infringed” do these morons not understand?

    “We have had 13 states independent 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure. -Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William S. Smith, 1787

    “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” -Samuel Adams, During the Massachusetts U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788

  • January 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    Al says:
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    ***Jester says: What a stupid idea. It has nothing to do with prevention. Catastrophic injuries or death can’t be compensated by money. And compensation is an “after the fact” issue unrelated to gun control.***

    The point is not effectiveness, it’s disarmament. So anything that makes exercising one’s 2nd Amendment rights more difficult is goin to be advocated. Of course, all criminals will purchase insurance for their guns…

  • January 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    Don says:
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    The right to bear arms gives no promise or right to own military grade weapons. You guys sound like Islamists whining that the government wants to shut down your militia.
    You seem to be overreaching on the idea that any gun control will naturally lead to a ban on all guns as a consequence of that limited control. Sounds more like conspiracy theorists to me.
    I am so sorry that the government won’t allow you to keep thermonuclear weapons at home.
    If you have solutions to keeping guns out of criminals hands and guns out of mentally incompetent people’s hands, that might make for an interesting discussion.
    Otherwise you bring nothing to the debate but noise.

  • January 23, 2013 at 9:54 am
    Al says:
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    Don says: “What does ‘shall not be infringed’ mean?”

    At the time the 2nd Amendment was written, civilians had the same rifles as the military. In fact, when the govt tried to take them away, it resulted in a shooting war.

    If everyone was allowed to carry his weapon of choice, we wouldn’t have to worry about crazed people. If one started shooting up a mall or theater, we could shoot him.



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