Category Archives: Concealed Carry

Is “Gun Insurance” on the Horizon?

This isn’t a new topic…but it might be for some of you. The talk about “Gun Insurance” has come up before but never really landed anywhere permanent. But now there is some more resurgence about it…is it political or real?

There has always been talk about having firearm insurance to protect someone against the loss of a firearm and the use of the firearm in a crime. This is different than the insurance you might have if your gun is stolen from you and you want the insurance company to reimburse you for it. This is adding insurance into the mix of gun control and more responsibility for gun owners.

Take the recent article in MyStateline.com (an Illinois publication) where they talk about this in their article, “New IL Gun Law proposed in Wake of Charleston Mass Shooting.” In the article they talk about reintroducing the concept around requiring gun owners to have insurance…not for loss but for liability.

“Carry your guns, but have your insurance,” says Representative Mary Flowers (D), who is pushing the bill. She’s taking it a step further than just insurance at gun ranges.  She believes a gun owner should be liable “if he … loses his gun in a situation where someone else can get it and causes someone else harm.”

This is basically aimed at offering a payout to the victims of a shooting by the person who’s gun was used in the crime. Is this the right path or is it just another way to discourage gun ownership and improve the position supporting gun control? You can be the judge of it as you read through what it entails and what it would mean to you as a gun owner.

Why do we care about this in our state? Simple…because legislators love the lemming effect and what they see happen in one state gets picked up by another state and before you know it we have the same thing on our ballots or being put into law. It is more apparent when it comes to gun law as you have seen from many of my past posts from laws being passed by other states. It’s important to watch others to see what the future holds for all of us.

While most changes are less significant, requiring every gun owner to carry liability insurance would not be inexpensive and could be one of those where people don’t realize they have to comply…and that usually means someone is getting arrested when it comes to gun laws. I will keep you updated as changes like these happen so you can keep them on your radar for future discussions. That’s the beauty of having a gun law blog and being able to share (and discuss) trending issues for gun owners.

As Gun Laws Expand So Do Responsibilities

There has been a lot of discussion and even legislation on the local levels in a variety of cities and states to allow more people to carry firearms into more places. Regardless of whether you agree with this or not isn’t the issue here…the issue is if you, the one carrying the firearm, understand the… Continue Reading

Another State (Texas) on the Verge of Passing Open Carry

Now it looks like another state, Texas, is most likely going to pass a law that open carry of handguns is permitted. They currently have a law about concealed carry and where you can openly carry rifles and shotguns but not rifles. But what does that really mean to the average gun owner? I like… Continue Reading

Carrying a Gun to a Different State…Know the Laws or Go to Jail

If you haven’t heard, carrying a gun to another state isn’t quite the same as brining some famous foods from your home state…it can end you up in jail. You have probably heard about the case of Shaneen Allen from Philadelphia that landed her in jail for carrying her handgun into New Jersey. She was… Continue Reading

Having a Concealed Carry Permit is a “Privilege” not a “Right”

There has been a lot of discussion of the recent case in Florida where a man was arrested for carrying a firearm in the open…even though he had a concealed carry permit. But this isn’t about either of these issues, this is an issue every gun owner, regardless of their state, needs to be aware… Continue Reading

Health Issues Can Create a Stalemate

When we talk about “Possession and Transfer” issues there are many special circumstances that come into play based on individual situations. While many can be worked through with some careful planning, there are still those that are perplexing and require some very special attention. Medical issues are one of those that can really create some… Continue Reading

Sometimes the “Facts” Aren’t Really the “Facts”

Many people believe that just because someone has some “facts” or statistics or some other form of “infallible” information, we should believe them and move forward. With today’s abilities to “manipulate data” to say just about whatever they want or support whatever the cause, it requires us, as citizens, to do more investigation into what… Continue Reading

Will Uniformity Prevail in Concealed Carry Reciprocity?

You may have already heard or been following the ongoing discussion (for years) about trying to create a uniform policy for carrying a concealed weapon from state to state without breaking any laws. Is it possible that now is the time for this to actually gain some momentum and acceptance within the legislature? Is it… Continue Reading

Arming Teachers…is it a New Direction For Safety?

There has been a significant amount of discussion about how to keep your schools safer for kids since the Sandy Hook and several other shootings over the past few years. This is a good thing and it hopefully will continue so more ideas can be brought forth to help curb the violence and help make… Continue Reading

Are Restrictive Gun Laws Bad for Local Economies?

One of the discussions that is happening, mainly behind the scenes, about the pros and cons of more restrictive gun laws has to do with economics. Most things do seem to come down to economics in some way and gun laws are no different. One way this is happening is with gun manufacturers. If you… Continue Reading