Instead its from Congress, who is looking to sneak legislation past the American people that would quietly make gun ownership both unaffordable and highly regulated.
Under a scheme introduced Friday by New York House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Malone, gun owners will have to carry liability insurance if her new bill successfully makes its way through Congress.
The Firearm Risk Protection Act would force gun owners to pay a $10,000 fine if they ignored a mandatory requirement to carry liability insurance before obtaining a weapon.
“We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns. The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25 percent in the last decade, but gun fatalities continue to rise,” the congresswoman said Friday.
Yep Maloney, who is notoriously anti-gun, is lying.
The most recent data available from the FBI Uniform Crime Report for the years from 2009 to 2013 shows a decline in the number of firearms-related homicides.
The complicated mess of gun laws already on the books doesn’t prevent criminals from getting guns, as they have long resorted to stealing rather than buying their firearms.
One more law like Maloney’s proposal will do nothing except make insurance companies rich, and be prohibitively expensive for many gun owners.
So the idea of adding one more layer of discouragement to the exercise of Second Amendment rights is not about safety but rather ensuring corporate donors make big paydays and that Americans rights continue to be watered down.