Regarding the Aug. 28 letter “ Liability for guns”: I’m trying to understand how a requirement for gun owner liability insurance would reduce crime.
Since criminals don’t follow the law, a requirement to carry insurance would likely be ignored. So either the writer is hoping for a defacto gun ban (that pesky old Bill of Rights) or he’s advocating that only affluent people should own guns. He would surely agree that a law effectively prohibiting anyone under a certain income level from protecting himself would be unjust.
What would come next – a sliding scale on insurance fees? A new government program that pays the insurance for the less fortunate? Also, I assume law enforcement organizations would have to comply. After all, they’re the ones transferring guns to the drug cartels, losing them on a regular basis and (according to the liberals) using them to murder “innocent” and “harmless” individuals.
Like most liberal proposals, this one is awash in naivete and hypocrisy; its only goal is to criminalize honest and law-abiding people and excuse/justify the behavior of criminals. If liberals really want things to change, they need to stop telling people that nothing they do, no matter how egregious, is ever their fault.