May 17th, 2013
ROS sends us a link to our favorite pro-gun journalist, Emily Miller, of the Washington Times who reports that the City Council is considering mandating liability insurance for legal gun owners in the District. In her series of articles, Ms. Miller illustrates the financial burden the District already places on legal owners just getting through the process to own a gun, now, Mary M. Cheh is planning on introducing the measure today.
The insurance has to “specifically cover any damages resulting from negligent acts, or willful acts that are not undertaken in self-defense, involving the use of the insured firearm while it is owned by the policyholder.”
“A lot of it really revolved around Howard Brooks, as far as I was concerned,” said D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh. “He’s like a mystery man.” She looked into allegations of wrongdoing in the Vincent C. Gray campaign as part of her oversight duties.
Mrs. Cheh does not seem to care that this kind of insurance doesn’t even exist.
Willem O. Rijksen, The vice president of public affairs for the American Insurance Association told me that, “We oppose proposals that would mandate gun liability insurance as property-casualty insurance does not and cannot cover intentional criminal behavior.”
Accidents are already covered under homeowners’ insurance policies.
Not only doesn’t the insurance exist, they can’t even make District residents buy car insurance for longer than it takes them to register their car. Yes, people who regularly obey the law, will buy the insurance, if such a thing exists, but the City Counsel is trying to make the residents safer, but all they’ll end up doing is making more criminals.
Cheh is just like the legacy governor of New York State in that she doesn’t even understand insurance, but she’s trying to invent something that doesn’t exist – like Cuomo tried to invent seven round magazines by simply arriving at a compromise. Insurance doesn’t prevent auto accidents and insurance won’t stop gun violence. Stupid hippies.