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  •  Please explain (3+ / 0-)
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    Dallasdoc, mamamedusa, FarWestGirl

    How does this law affect imposing liability insurance upon an individual owner versus the industry?  Did I read this wrong?

    Also, how would insurance be a constitutional infringement upon the right to own a gun?

    Please explain.

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    by gulfgal98 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 01:00:02 PM PST

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    •  Didn't Scalia himself refer to car insurance (2+ / 0-)
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      Yoshimi, FarWestGirl

      as a requirement that was constitutional?... hmmm ...must find reference....

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      by JenS on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 01:17:50 PM PST

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    •  Intentional Acts and liability (1+ / 0-)
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      FarWestGirl

      (Well, for the purposes of this response, I'm not commenting on whether the insurance passes Constitutional muster)

      Basically, there's no strict liability for a gun just because you own it.  Unless you're negligent in losing control over it, you have zero liability for whatever is done with it.  Just the same as if someone stole your car and ran people over with it.

      That leaves intentional acts, which are excluded for insurance by statute in just about every state.

      •  That's something legislation could change, no? (1+ / 0-)
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        Emmy

        Liability for general acts and intentional acts could be placed on the gun's owner by statute, and minimum requirements for liability insurance could be statutorily mandated as a condition for gun purchase and registration.  

        Penalities for purchase of a gun without insurance, and for selling a gun to a purchaser without proof of insurance can be included.

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        by Dallasdoc on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 04:22:14 PM PST

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