A post I wrote back in 2012, ‘Should We Treat Guns More Like Cars?’ is now the subject of a White House petition. The idea is to require all gun owners to carry insurance on guns and to empower the insurance industry to set appropriate premiums based on risks posed.
Proponents of mandatory firearm insurance include New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof and US congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.
In combination with other measures, mandatory insurance would help shift the focus of the gun debate toward the crucial issues of responsible ownership and community safety. It would make it more expensive for sociopaths to acquire and stockpile weapons.
Please help promote this idea by signing the White House petition. JUST AS IMPORTANT, share this post with your friends on social media. The petition needs 100,000 signatures by November 1 to become viable.
To sign the White House petition for The Firearm Insurance Requirement Act, click here.
To read my original post, click here.
Image: RGlouster, World Map of Civilian Guns Per Capita, 2007.
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Such a great idea! I so wish that a law could be passed to make it absolutely necessary to carry insurance when owning a gun. . . . Sadly yesterday (Oct 9th), there were two more shootings on college campuses, one in Texas and one in Arizona.
This is an idea that needs to catch on with the insurance industry (and lobby). Also someone with thousands of connections and skill at social media needs to get behind it. I would love to be involved in such an effort.
Thank you Sam.