Category Archives: Gun Laws

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.

Do We Really Need Laws for What We Know Works?

There is so much discussion and debate over gun laws and gun control these days you can’t go a day without getting deluged by the content…it’s never ending. And it appears the volume is about equal on both sides of the argument for or against more gun control. One side wants new laws passed and… Continue Reading

Do You Know the “Details” of Our Gun Laws?

If you stop and asked 100 gun owners to tell you what a certain law is about and what it allows/restricts them from doing, many would get the “main point” of the law right or at least be close to what it meant. However, if you asked them to give you some of the more… Continue Reading

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

Is Technology Going to Be Savior for Gun Law?

There are so many issues surround gun law today, regardless of which side of the fence you prefer to sit on…gun control or gun rights. But one thing everyone agrees on…less violence would be ideal. From all the statistics and reports supplied by the NRA and many other groups, controlling guns isn’t the answer…only criminals… Continue Reading

Gun Law “Rumors” Can Dictate Gun Economics

The stock market and Futures markets are controlled by the same things…supply and demand…expectation of things to come. When there is low supply demand usually increases and of course prices increase. It’s a scarcity principle in economics. This is the same for perceived issues that might be occurring, such as the weather in the prediction… Continue Reading

Where Are Your Guns…Location is Critical

Regardless of the State we live in, knowing and understanding the “location” of your guns at any point in time can help keep you out of jail. Most gun owners I talk to don’t fully understand the impact of many of our local laws as it relates to “location” of their firearms. Take for example… Continue Reading

Do Americans love Guns or Gun Laws More?

I saw this phrase in a great discussion in the Herald and News out of Oregon this past week and it really caught my attention. Not because it was another run of the mill rhetoric article passionately supporting one extreme or the other of gun laws but because it just made good common sense. State… 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