Bill proposes liability insurance for gun owners

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The first piece of gun legislation since the tragedy at Sandy Hook is making its way through the general assembly.

The Connecticut Post reports the bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance. It would also impose a 50-percent tax on ammunition sales.

Some Republicans voiced their opposition in a committee meeting, but the Democratic majority sent the bill on its way to the Finance Committee for further action.

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Read More: House Bill 5268

CTPost.com

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SherriJane
Their ideas go from bad to worse but it's always been that way here in CT. Would be interesting to see how they plan on taxing unlawful gun owners. All these so called committees have to look important I guess but they sure don't show any intelligence.
jprog7
OK, so one is raising revenue for the state. Big surprise, welcome to Tax and Spend you to death CT! The liability insurance is to penalize law abiding gun owners jump through additional hoops to own what they currently have. How many criminals would adhere to this? How would this have any impact on stopping a mass shooting? Would any criminal buy this insurance?
 

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