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Proposal Would Require Gun Owners To Purchase Liability Insurance

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A state assemblyman in New York is behind a proposal that would require gun owners to buy $1-million in liability insurance. A state assemblyman in New York is behind a proposal that would require gun owners to buy $1-million in liability insurance.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A State Assemblyman in New York is pushing a proposal that would place more restrictions on gun owners. 

The proposal would require anyone who owns a firearm to also buy one million dollars worth of liability insurance.  Some estimate premiums for such insurance would amount to more than $2,000 a year. 

Henry Israel owns Henry's Gun Shop in Yukon.  He says such a proposal would never fly in Oklahoma. 

"Personally I think it's asinine," he said. "It would be totally unenforceable." 

Michael Barry of the New York City-based Insurance Information Institute says while New York isn't the only state considering something like this, nothing has gone past the "preliminary phase."

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