Liability insurance requirements for guns up for consideration in Washington DC

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Mandatory liability insurance for gun owners proposed in DC Washington D.C. may become the first in the U.S. to make liability insurance for gun owners mandatory. The D.C. Council is currently considering a proposal that would require those that own firearms to purchase and maintain liability insurance coverage. This issue has been gaining more attention in recent months, following a spate of school shootings. Gun control has become a divisive topic throughout the country, with supporters and opponents adopting fairly extreme stances on the issue. The D.C. Council believes that…

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Liability insurance for guns proposed by federal lawmakers in the US

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Lawmakers consider liability insurance a solution to the gun control issue Gun control has been a very hot topic in the U.S. The country has seen a spate of violent crimes associated with guns in recent months, some of which have sparked public outcry for stricter measures to control the availability of various types of firearms throughout the country. The issue has become controversial due to the second amendment of the U.S. constitution. Federal lawmakers have been struggling with the issue since public outcry for gun control has begun, and…

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Gun insurance strategy backed by Warren and Menino

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Mayor and Senator in favor of a higher cost for coverage for owners at a higher risk. The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, and Senator Elizabeth Warren have stated that they are in support of the Beacon Hill legislation that would add a gun insurance liability coverage requirement to their weapons ownership. The legislation would add new coverage requirements for owners of firearms, rifles, or shotguns. Under a new provision to the legislation, which was filed by Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), anyone owning one of these weapons will need to…

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Gun insurance requirement concept pushed by Advocates

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Some lawmakers consider ownership coverage as a way to curb violence involving these weapons. Lawmakers have been tossing around many ideas recently to help to reduce the instances of firearms related violence, leading some to believe that a requirement for gun insurance may be helpful in this effort. These same lawmakers are hopeful that the insurance industry will join in by offering incentives. In Massachusetts, a bill was filed on Friday, which would make it a requirement for firearms owners to purchase gun insurance in the form of liability coverage…

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