Proposal Would Require Gun Owners To Purchase Liability Insurance

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 9:47 pm
By: News 9

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."