Gun insurance to be mandatory?

You think insurance policyholders in Louisiana face huge insurance requirements? How about living in San Jose, California, where the city council just voted to adopt a first-in-the-nation ordinance requiring most gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance. Gun owners in droves turned out to protest this proposal, saying such an ordinance would violate the second amendment. But to no avail.

So how about this proposal to force every gun owner to buy liability insurance? Is such a requirement the wave of the future? The mayor of San Jose argues that after all, if you drive a car, you are required by every state in the U.S. to have liability insurance. So, if drivers must have auto insurance, why shouldn’t gun owners have to have gun owner’s insurance?

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