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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #82)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:22 PM

83. requiring liability insurance

is not by itself a complete answer, but it is part of a comprehensive answer.

If you couldn't go into a store like walmart to buy ammunition without proof of insurance, or get a hunting license -- you can bet more people would get insurance.

If you couldn't get insurance without a mental health check, or proof that you stored your firearms securely, and with reporting all of your weapons to the insurance company the way you have to insure your vehicles -- it would go a long way towards keepnig guns out of the hands of those who are not legal gun owners. It would mean that you could be required by the Insurance company to report if your guns were lost or stolen, there are all sorts of ways in which we could make access to firearms and ammo, etc. safer.

However what I don't see here from you is a discussion of the economic aspects of taxation and insurance. The arguments are made well in the sources I provided.

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