From the DailyCaller.com:
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.”
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 doesn’t take much more than a fourth grader — yes, even a public school-educated fourth grader — to realize that this is a brain-glazingly idiotic idea.
It’s as idiotic as the rest of the gun-grabbing laws that affect only law abiding citizens. Actual citizens, actual taxpayers, will be the sole individuals hurt by this and similar laws. For one very obvious reason:
The vast, vast bulk of gun crime is committed by purposeful criminals, who have records, who have likely been in jail or prison any number of times, who have violated parole any number of times as well.
Because they are criminals. It’s what they do. It’s in their genes, it’s outlined in their job description. I know. I’ve dealt with criminals for 42 years. I know them, I sense them, I can smell them, see them, recognize them from afar.
Here’s what’s coming: your homeowners’ insurance will require a separate policy for every firearm owned. Extra money. And an accounting. To the insurance agency and then from them to the government because the government will want the information and the statistics. Then your ammunition will be limited and riders will be required as well, mandating the same things again: more cash, more regulations, more reports to your agent and thusly to the federal government.
This law and laws like it don’t hurt criminals and it won’t curb so-called “gun crime.” The mentally deranged are already out there, and many of them are already criminals because the “system” knows not how to deal with the insane and the mentally misadjusted. Those persons — at least in Fornicalia — get dumped into the criminal justice system and then spend time incarcerated in jails and prisons. They have criminal and/or violent tendencies and they commit crimes.
Therefore, only the law-abiding are penalized. Criminals couldn’t care less, and the mentally deranged lack the capacity to want to care at all.
Power and control. It’s about power and control and ideology. Leftism. Socialism.
Because, once completely disarmed, the government can do, literally, anything it wants at any time for any reason with its “citizens” who, by that point, are nothing more than Serfs and Proles and Groundlings.
Check your history.
And here’s the BIG difference: more guns in the hands of LAWFUL American citizen taxpayers — not criminals. But the Obaka Administration adamantly refuses to make that distinction, placing American gun owners into the SAME category as common criminals.