Comments on: Congress should push for mandatory gun insurance Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: svashist Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:52:34 +0000 I totally agree with guns requiring liability insurance, even in case of a stolen weapon, the owner / insurance should liable if it was due to his negligence.

For all you gun nuts flashing the 2nd amendment. Realize that the 2nd amendment was not written by God, it was written by men & at a time when the world was a much different place with very different weapons.

You want to own a weapon, you should also own the responsibility & liability.

By: Scherb Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:58:58 +0000 Hugh LaFollette, Cole Professor of Ethics at USF St. Petersburg, suggested this very thing 12 years ago this penetrating article in the journal Ethics: .control.pdf

He also wrote a follow-up article, partly in response to criticism of the original piece: trolling.Guns.htm

It’s hard to be dispassionate on the subject of gun control, but Dr. LaFollette got as close as anyone.

By: Gen Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:34:23 +0000 Why don’t we require ‘violence insurance’ on products from those that make violent entertainment focused on an audience age 16 -30? Some of those programs are written to twist the boundaries of good vis evil….some make it ok to root for the killer…some glorify evil. Movies, music, games , tv programs ,etc. ……many of these products reward violence and erase the lines of good and evil.
There are many industries that have profited from the destruction of the moral fiber of our teenagers and young adults as they grow through those difficult years. They have a part to play in this as well…maybe even a bigger part then the gun industry.
The idea in this article is to punish everyone that owns a gun . Does that make sense? Should we punish everyone that buys entertainment because the entertainment makes money selling violence to our kids?
Why don’t we stop those that glorify violence and guns by holding them accountable. And then teach people how to use firearms the right way….trigger locks, gun safety , age requirements, reasonable limits for beginners, additional responsibility for those that earn it, etc.
Stopping guns will not stop the problem…it will only continue if we do not address the other issues.

By: lawgone Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:49:51 +0000 Charging insurance premiums for a right doesn’t sound like it will pass muster. Basically it would be pricing people out of of their right to gun ownership…Kind of like taxing ammo to the point that few could afford to buy it, it renders firearms useless at some point and is the same as simply taking the right away, which, the government is forbidden to do. We have the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for a reason, trying to circumvent the very cornerstones of our country is not the answer.