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  •  Your Dad was a responsible gun owner. (9+ / 0-)

    I'm sure he would never leave any gun lying on a bed with young children running around.

    Until the owner is made legally and financially liable for any harm caused by their weapons/ammo., these negligence situations will continue to happen.

    Perhaps mandated insurance for all gun owners would help.

    •  I really don't see how the insurance would help (0+ / 0-)

      That simply allows the gun owner to pay money so that the liability is transferred to the insurance provider. Knowing this the gun owner can now feel free to be a fool because if #gunfail happens the insurer will be on the hook and then of course it is only money.

      And once we turn it into a money making opportunity for the insurance companies they will be added to the list of corporations (and their lobbyists) who will have a financial interest in having as many weapons out there as possible.

      No thanks

      The nine most terrifying words in the english language . . . "I'm George Bush, we're here to liberate your country"

      by TiredOfGOPLies on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 10:57:26 AM PDT

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      •  uh huh (2+ / 0-)
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        And all of us with car insurance regularly drive through lines of mailboxes because drivers "can now feel free to be a fool because if #carfail happens the insurer will be on the hook and then of course it is only money."
        I do hope you see the flaw in your "logic".

        +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

        by cybersaur on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 11:20:40 AM PDT

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      •  I was thinking more along the lines of (0+ / 0-)

        mandated ins. same as with cars.  Owners would be licensed, guns registered.  

        As with cars, ins. would pay for the occasional bona fide accident but flagrantly irresponsible or unsafe use could result in penalties such as loss of use for a specified period or prosecution.  And ins. rates would then rise.

        At present we have no system to compensate victims for property damage or medical care.

        Carrying or using a firearm while under the influence would be a felony.

        I think owners would have an incentive toward safe use to keep costs and hassles at a minimum.

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