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Dems Propose Gun Fines

A contingent of liberal Democrats in Congress is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance for gun owners.

When New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced the legislation last month with eight other Democrats, she boasted that it is “the first bill to require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.”

Maloney’s “Firearm Risk Protection Act” requires gun buyers to have “a qualified liability insurance policy” before they are able to legally purchase a firearm.

It also calls for the federal government to impose a fine as much as $10,000 if a gun owner doesn’t have insurance on a firearm purchased after the bill goes into effect.

“It shall be unlawful for a person who owns a firearm purchased on or after the effective date of this subsection not to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy,” the bill text reads.

The bill would also make it a federal crime to sell a firearm to anyone without insurance.

Read more at The Daily Caller

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  • Ross Fortificacion

    What part of Thou shall not infringe on the ability to own a firearm. I believe these people should be impeached NOW.

    • goepishing

      10 _4

    • Only impeached?? I believe that their oaths require them to support and defend the Constitution. It is treason. Trial and then the execution.

      • Old American

        Right on!

  • Macman

    Of course the bad guys will buy insurance just to be legal.

    • IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM, THIS IS ABOUT US THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE CRIMINALS, THEY JUST WANT OUR GUNS FOR NOW,

      • Michigan_REB

        They want to protect the criminals.

        • Rosie46

          The ones in the WH and Congress.

    • hankthetank

      The Government, all they want is MONEY/ TAXES,. All they want is to throw money at the problem, their it is fixed;

      • HappyClinger

        They know they cannot confiscate our money and our other private property without first disarming us. That’s what it’s about – rendering those who survive the camps their slaves.

  • Macman

    And avoid the fine.

  • Jack ass! I mean she is of the Dem party who has of all things a donkey for its logo. They act just as stupid.

  • k m

    WTF…. no trial THEY ARE GUILTY of TREASON to the Constitution!

    They all should be hung and quartered!

    • pikemaster1

      and shot to make sure they still aren’t moving !

      • Robert McDonald

        Bury them immediately because you know how they all lie, even in their physical actions. Just because they aren’t breathing does not mean they are really dead. Make sure 100%.

  • ALL AMERICAN

    Impeach All NOW !!!

  • kitdfohs

    Well, they got away with it with Obamacare so I guess they figure they can with guns.

    • The likelihood, though, of Maloney’s bill gaining any traction is slim.
      Republicans control the House, and even states where Democrats have
      sizeable majorities have not approved the insurance idea

      • Rosie46

        Obama will just sign an executive order, like everything else he wants to impose on us.

  • pappymatt

    Since the right to bear arms is a constitutional right, I think it would just be an infringement to require any insurance coverage. There wouldn’t be any way to set any limits or minimums on premiums or benefits, and nothing could be done fairly. In reality, it would really be just a thinly veiled tax/penalty/fee that would primarily serve to infringe on the right. Sorry, but until we establish that insurance coverage is a Constitutional Protection, the world doesn’t have the right to force me to provide that benefit. It’s as if the US government needs to get an insurance policy for engaging in military/police activities. Can the government guarantee to make me whole should they somehow bring harm to me through the act of trying to protect the country? Then, under those rules, I think they will need a policy to protect ME. Or will they just need to be ordered by a court to pay restitution, like everyone else who injures someone? Stop the infringements!!

    • They got away with it in the 30s when they outlawed automatics, unless you pay a large amount to the government to own one…

      • pappymatt

        Actually, I don’t think the amount is that large. Quite affordable, if you’re serious about using an auto. it’s just too bad we need a permit for every full auto gun.

  • Kent2012

    here’s hoping that the democommunists pass legislation requiring mandatory insurance for politicians to protect them from catastrophic loss due to being gunned down in the street by Real Americans for doing their best to turn New York into a commie stronghold….

  • These people must stay up late at night just to think of ways of passing needless governmental regulations! Idiots!

  • Apparently…these nitwit liberals should have checked with their OWN insurance agent…any one of which could tell them that liability insurances does NOT cover…among other things…criminal activity…so if you commit a crime with the weapon..you’re not covered! Morons…liberalism truly IS a mental disorder…

    • k m

      Yea but they will mandate in Congress that Insurance companies cover handguns, if it got that far and if Congress chooses to *uck us over once again!

    • liberalisn=moochers electing looters to steal from producers, and destroy the Constitution.

  • pikemaster1

    Well Good Luck with that one ? LOL !!! I’ll buy ins. at the same time they pry my gun from this old Navy vets hand ! MOLON LABE !

    • k m

      Im with you! and so are the ” III “

    • rivahmitch

      Semper Fi!

    • Robert McDonald

      Me as well shipmate.

  • chiefatk

    WTF is wrong with the people in New York? Are they all blind and cant read what their elected politicians are trying to do to them? We all need to get together and start impeaching these creeps and or voting them out of office ASAP or we are going to lose this country. It seems the people of New York are being led by the irresponsible, lying, self serving pied pipers. Get with it or lose it!!!!!

  • Barry

    Yeah and I’m SURE it has nothing to do with a side deal they got from the liability insurance companies for some extra campaign contributions.

    • k m

      Right, basically it seems that Insurance companies and the government run the country against the will of the people…doesn’t it?!

  • This is just another tax . We paid taxes when we bought the guns . I say NO ! This nothing but way for Obama to tax gun owner just like they did on Ammo.

  • The Dems are servants of Satan, and want to destroy the Constitution…

    • Yep – glad to see you understand. That IS the bottom line, and the gun grab is just a tiny part of it. America has embraced the faux king, not me. no way, Never.

  • Wumingren

    With such a proposal as requiring insurance for someone to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to own firearms, perhaps we could get someone to write legislation attaching an insurance indemnity to each of our other basic rights.

    In order to exercise your right to free speech, each citizen must have an insurance policy equal to the coverage mandated for firearms owners, such that if one were to carry $1 million in coverage for misuse of a firearm, he would also have to carry $1 million in order to speak or write anything, you know, just in case it libels or defames someone. Otherwise, he may not speak or write anything, not even birthday wishes to his granddaughter.

    All media outlets would be required to carry $1 trillion policies, since they have a greater likelihood to cause harm than a guy standing on a peach crate at the corner of 1st and Main.

    The 4th amendment would require that anyone who does not provide a list of safe combinations and passwords protecting electronic storage devices should have insurance to cover the cost of any forced entry by authorities to recover information or materials. Go ahead and lock it all up, but be prepared to cover the cost of extraction. Otherwise, if you don’t want to pay for insurance, all safes shall remain unlocked or safe combinations shall be engraved in a conspicuous location on the safes and either no passwords/encryptions may be used or all passwords/encryptions must be on file with local authorities.

    With respect to rights of trial, each person must have an insurance policy to cover whatever costs may befall him, regardless of verdict, including the paying of bribes in order to avoid a trial entirely. Those unable to provide such insurance can just rot indefinately in an undisclosed location, or until a relative comes forth with the required ransom for release.

    Yes, let’s give insurance companies something to do, now that they’re about to go out of the healthcare business.

  • Lester Tutu

    Why am I so UNsurprised that this came from a NY politician? Can you folks not elect anybody with intelligence? Common sense? An IOTA of respect for this country?

    • Rosie46

      They all left……

  • rivahmitch

    Lock and load.

  • PT

    Were not poll taxes deemed to be (correctly IMHO) an infringement on the right to vote? Why is this different?

  • Wumingren

    It is time to boycott New York. From now on, I will avoid the purchase of products from New York or from corporations with headquarters in New York. Here is a link to New York companies to start with, but I’m sure a google search will give you plenty of others to put on your “no buy” list. http://madeinnyc.org/searchprofiles.cfm?indselect=4&indpkey=4&fromform=true&leftnav=true

    • Wish I could afford to move the hell out of this chit hole called new york They all make me sick. I hope with in a few years ill be out of here. If I got anything left

    • also add California,connecticut,maryland,

  • Nothing surprising about anything they will try, no end to how many times they will attempt to violate the Second Amendment.

  • Brian

    I read an better article the other day on this one. Some Insurance Companies were interviewed and they were not inclined to offer the insurance. So IF(and they shouldn’t for several reasons) they get this passed and no insurance companies offers a policy, How are tehy going to enforce it?

  • UberCon

    I believe that any elected official, having taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, who files, sponsors, co-sponsors, supports, or votes in the affirmative for any bill, resolution, or treaty that is in conflict with Constitutional provisions or amendments is guilty of treason and should be so charged.

  • I just read what they are about to pass here in Connecticut …. Mind numbingly stupid!
    I need to get out of this State, it is going down the tubes, Fast!
    Any suggestions of where to move and raise 3 small children?

  • Hotrod

    What the Democratic followers aren’t thinking about, cause they can’t see the future, if they can modify or change the second amendment, then what’s to keep them from changing the others? At that point, our Freedom as we know it will be gone, and we might as well be a communist country. I hope it doesn’t happen until i’m gone!

  • saynit

    People who already financially burdened will most likely never be “legal” gun owners.

  • Mario

    It’s against the constitution to impose a financial burden upon consumers to dissuade them from ownership of any product. I’m ready to fight for the 2nd Amendment, which protects the others against tyrany…

    • They just put a financial burden on us with the Healthcare plan…So who is to stop them??

      • Mario

        Unfortunately, this is yet another anti-constitutional move. You are absolutley correct. However, Make no mistake, these buffoons have produced so many fights in such a short time that it seems overwhelming. We must first win the firearms fight, and then stand together and eliminate all these other heinous moves against our freedoms. We have to stand!

      • RSCamaro

        I just heard today somewhere that the affordable healthcare plan is probably going to be sued to end it due to the fact that it started in the Senate and according to The Constitution any taxable items must start on the Congressional side of the government. The Supreme Court ruled that it was a tax. I’m hoping that it gets shut down.
        …Ron

        • I have not heard this, but sure hope it is true. It is such an insane idea, I cannot believe any normal adult would go along with it, like the Senators did..

  • The insurance only protect the people you shoot…ie, the criminals that wants to kill or your love ones, or the thief inside your home…now they are protect by you as they will sue you for protecting yourself form them….what nice way for liberal pro-criminals to protect their beloved killers.

    • Some have already done this, and won their case…

  • Unenforceable to start with – it would require registration of all firearms… Not only that, but it is completely unnescessary, WILL NOT affect any criminals – Just another nibble out of our rights, an attempt to make it too expensive or too complicated to own firearms by LAW-ABIDING-CITIZENS…

  • I’ve got an idea… Politician Insurance… No, WAIT. Aren’t they bonded? If so, most have violated their oath of office and should be called on it… have their bond pulled and they’re GONE from politics!

  • JHoss

    Impeach for traitorous illegal legislation against the 2nd Amendment.

  • Where is the common sense in these people?? Start this stuff, and even the law abiding citizen will become a criminal, cuz no one will buy legal guns.

  • Joe Lettieri

    How much does it take for all you Obuma voters to admit that you f**ked up big time when you voted for dumb and dumber.Its going to get worse and worse until we have NO freedoms,then it will be too late.I hope you are happy with all your freebies.

  • ReaperHD

    They are trying to let the insurance companies do the dirty work of instant gun registration, then next the government knows where to go for confiscation.

    • Rosie46

      And the UN….

  • jj

    I see this as a way too see who owns guns nothing more than a register for the government since they can’t vet it passed the other way…..

  • Jeremy_Grapentin

    “No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.” Article 1 Section 9 Clause 3 of the United States Constitution.

    “No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.” Article 1 section 10 clause 1 of the United States Constitution.

    Yeah I know this is a 2nd Amendment issue, but it goes deeper than that. To fine a person for not having an insurance policy on a right, which is something that cannot be taken away unless adjudicated in a court of law, is a bill of attainder. Another example of this is the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare, where people get penalized for not having or carrying health insurance….That too is a bill of attainder.

    Bill of attainder is defined by Black’s Law dictionary as “Legislative acts, no matter what their form, that apply either to named individuals or to easily ascertainable members of a group in such a way as to inflict punishment on them without a judicial trial.”

    This legislation is also grounds for federal Criminal lawsuits against those who support, vote to pass, and sign into law (Mr. Obama) as per title 18 USC sections 241 &242 (violation of civil rights under color of law)

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/242

    It’s time people get off their “duffs” and start holding these so called “elected leaders” accountable for their transgressions against We the People. Call their offices, email them, write letters, do whatever it takes within the scope of the law to make sure they know that this will not be tolerated and we have had ENOUGH!!!!

    And yes I am using my REAL NAME to post on here because I am not afraid of them. And NO ONE ELSE should be afraid of them either.

  • This is like saying we have to post a bond in case we should so happen be arrested for committing a crime that we haven’t thought about yet

  • Mark

    I am in favor of impeaching all of those politicians who are pro-homosexual and/or pro-abortion and/or pro-gun control. I also would like to see all the judges that fit in the same categories impeached or removed from office.

  • Mark

    I would like to see conservative states vote to make President Obama a persona non-gratis in their states. If he does visit those states the state would refuse to cover any of his expenses including security.

  • Charlie

    Enough of this nanny state we’ll keep you safe manure. We the people rule , you all that are in our government are our servants that took an oath to be our servants. You servants are to follow the constitution and not change it to make it fit your needs. You servants are way the hell out of line with our laws of our constitution , if you want to live in Europe then move this is still the USA. Love it or leave it !

  • richardscrogra

    I guess the idiot in DC and liberal state never read the constitution

  • Valentine Day

    Apparently it’s Constitutional to kill unborn human children and unconstitutional not to allow gay people to enter into a marriage contract designed by the God that condemns their actions, But when it comes to at least acknowledging the true Constitutional rights given to American by the Founders of our Country,…well,…yah,…the ‘defenders of the Constitution’ are still out on that one.

  • tax time ?? hanging time ?? tar & feather time ?? or just beat the $h+t out of them time ?? cut off small BALL’s time?? so many thing’s to think of and such a short time to get it done !! after all there are so many that will want to join in on the FUN….

  • Stealth

    Don’t matter a hoot in hell aWHAT they come up with.. I’m NOT paying it..I’m NOT obeying it…and hmmm.. WHAT stinking guns???

  • JDH

    The real winners if this bill becomes la are the trial lawyers I have a $1mil blanket liability policy now-It is dirt cheap(uner $130.00/yr) This bill would mean that anybody you caught on your proprerty and waved a gun at or his survivors could sue you for whatever reason(you scared me). Lawyers will be lined up to take these cases and Insurance will usually settle rather than fight. End result: insurance premiums go up and the bottom feeders get fatter. Jus gies them another target to after besides doctors, pharamecuticals, and medcal prothesis manufacturers

  • coastx

    That’s probably a good idea, because Americans don’t want responsibility for them anyway. They want to own them for nostalgia, but they don’t follow Jeffy’s 2nd. It’s WE GOT GUNS only and absolutely no idea they’re supposed to be staying current on issues involving state and national security and committed to well regulated militia ion perpetuity. Take’m. America is too stupid for guns.

  • i’m sure the illegal gun owners will go running to get their Coverage .they wouldn’t want to to get hit with that fine when it could go to bail

  • These people really want a civil war. No matter how often their efforts are stopped and blocked they keep pushing for that to happen. No one who is living and with the brain power to breath could be so stupid as to not see that what they want is not what is going to happen. God forbid they should ever get anything through and then try to enforce it, for to do so will mean war.

  • Dan

    I’ve heard it said before that insurers cannot legally insure against an illegal act. Dunno how they’d manage this one.

  • Jed54

    Turd for brains hates guns, religious liberty, freedom, freedom of speach, America, God, gasoline, common sense, and the Constitution for just a few. If he could re name America, it would be Moronica…. Land of the decieved, home of the lost..

  • It’s a good thing Americans are taking names of traitors in government. These traitors better hope they don’t push We The People into another Revolution.

  • MTNATIVE

    I guess republicans are jumping over the aisle to satisfy this fraud, and puppet, at least we know who wears the pants in that Kenyan tribe and it isn’;t obummer.

  • Tried to order and purchase a RRA rifle today… Have to wait for over a year to purchase one they are afraid to Sell Any Weapons until The Socialists pass their Un Constitutional bills or that they don’t ?.. ! Told my FFL there should be NO Laws Prohibiting the Right to Bear Arms !!! They Are Only Helping those who want to Destroy Our Nation by allowing them to Intimidate them from Selling and Delivering their LEGAL Products !!! Also i would like to know why “some” sell Mass quantities to the government and then Leave the Citizens out in the cold ? Who’s side are they on Anyway ?
    Do they ever question WHY these Huge Orders come from and who is going to use them ?
    One Nation Under God !!!

  • Zepp

    Guess it’s easy to see why people are fleeing states like New York.

  • shane

    If we havento have insurance on our guns im sure they will want a list of what guns we have for the policy which is a back door for universal gun registration

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    I read a story once about a guy, that knew a guy, that had talked to a person that was at a yard sale and heard another guy talking about someone he had seen buying guns at a yard sale and selling them the next day and nobody got killed.

    Kinda hard to believe isn’t it?

  • When they required car insurance I said what will be next. I am surprised it took this long

    • agbjr

      Although vehicle ownership is a private choice driving on public roads is a privilege and each state has the right to issue requirements. Comparing driving to gun ownership is the proverbial apples to oranges. The Second Amendment clearly makes gun ownership a Constitutionally protected RIGHT of ALL Americans.

  • THEY ARE GOING TO DISARM YOU ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. SO, IT IS TIME TO STOP LETTING POLITICIANS PUT YOU OFF PROMISING THIS OR THAT. START DEMANDING IMPEACHMENTS NOW!!! IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS DISARMING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  • HappyClinger

    1) Shall not be infringed. 2) Unenforceable due to laws regarding self-incrimination.

  • Sagebrush6

    Ineptocracy ( In-ep-toc-racy)

    A system of government where the least capable to lead are
    elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society
    least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and
    services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of
    producers.

    • bigD

      Is that really a word? If not it should be immediately added to the dictionary with a map of America as it’s prime example!

      • Sagebrush6

        Our current democrat government created the word by it accomplishments.

  • Sagebrush6

    And of course all of the politicians will line up to be the first in line to purchase this insurance to show the citizens just how it’s done. Right ?

  • bigD

    This all comes down to one thing. These monsters MUST believe that they are royalty with the power to rule over us with an iron fist. To the contrary the constitution says they have governing authority and states that that authority originates with us (THE PEOPLE). A lot of the blame can be traced right back to us for not using due diligence. We voters see our elected officials taking more and more authority in tiny bites and taking away our rights in the same incremental way but they sprinkle a little sugar in the glass of bile they give us to drink in the form of food stamps,extended unemployment insurance or a jobs bill that favors our locality and suddenly the rights and or freedoms you just lost are forgotten. This has to stop! Senators, members of congress, the president and unelected officials alike need to be notified that they are not royalty,monarchs or dictators. We the people are the bosses and as the left wing feminists tell college girls:(NO MEANS NO.) When the people want to keep and exercise their right to keep and bear arms the government needs to shut their mouths and stop!! What is their answer? look for another way around our rights.When will it stop? I suppose when only the police, the military,and criminals have firearms!! Why do they refuse to stop their quest to disarm law abiding Americans? The only logical conclusion is that they actually have total dictatorial control over America as their ultimate goal but they must disarm us first to succeed.

  • somebody up there in lala land has got to have the balls to tell these friggin democrats where to stuff their gun laws, every single day we hear and read about some new law that they will force down our throats, that are often bizaar and for the most part unconstitutional, like they think they can just herd us around like blind sheep, and we are not going to do anything….the only thing you ever hear from democrats is raising taxes, or passing some new law to infringe on our freedoms. here we obey the laws and pay the taxes that support all of the welfare ripoffs, but yet they allow thousands of illegal mexican criminals loose from detention centers all around the country…so which is it folks..why are we dumped on, and the illegals and criminals get rewarded??????

  • Jed54

    Dems need to be 6′ under the sod….

  • pwm

    let’s give them the biden plan-bend them over-give them the double barrel shotgun hahahhahahahaha-insure that.