Gov. Dannel Malloy, CT State Senators, CT State Representatives: Enact a law requiring gun owners to have liability insurance
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Governor of Connecticut
Governor Dannel Malloy
Lt. Governor
Nancy Wyman
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Donald E. Williams Jr
Representative
Matthew Ritter
Speaker of the House
Brendan Sharkey
Connecticut Governor
Connecticut State Senate
Connecticut State House

Gov. Dannel Malloy, CT State Senators, CT State Representatives: Enact a law requiring gun owners to have liability insurance

    1. Jack Huntingdon
    2. Petition by

      Jack Huntingdon

      New Haven, CT

When people are hurt or killed by guns, families bear enormous expenses. They may have medical bills not covered by insurance, or funeral bill, as well as lost income, as well as emotional distress. Although insurance cannot undo the tragic consequences of a gun accident or a deliberate shooting, liability insurance can provide financial assistance that victims might not otherwise receive. Moreover, mandatory insurance policies create an incentive for gun owners to keep weapons safely locked away, to train in their use, and to be responsible.

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    News

    1. Three States Seriously Consider Liability Insurance--Why isn't CT one?

      Jack Huntingdon
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.wdaz.com/event/article/id/16579/group/homepage/
      Three states are considering new laws that would force gun owners to buy additional insurance. In North Dakota, negligent gun incidents are already covered under homeowners' policies.

      In New York, Califonia and Maryland lawmakers are considering bills to require gun owners to have one million dollar policies in liability insurance. Premiums are anticipated to be as high as $2,000 thousand dollars per year. This could triple typical homeowners' policies. Though these potential changes may be taking place in faraway states, North Dakota could be impacted.

      Three States Consider Requiring Extra Liability Coverage for Gun Owners | WDAZ | Grand Forks, ND

      Three states are considering new laws that would force gun owners to buy additional insurance. In North Dakota, negligent gun incidents are already covered under homeowners' policies.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. Liability Legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Godfrey, 110th dist.

      Jack Huntingdon
      Petition Organizer

      This bill differs from Ritter's bill in that it also taxes ammo. Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/H/2013HB-05268-R00-HB.htm

      AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION.

      AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION.

    4. Representative Matt Ritter Introduces Legislation for Liability Insurance

      Jack Huntingdon
      Petition Organizer

      The bill does not go into specifics, so please share the petition's specifics with your legislators: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/H/2013HB-05452-R00-HB.htm

      AN ACT REQUIRING GUN OWNERS TO CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE.

      AN ACT REQUIRING GUN OWNERS TO CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE.

    5. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Phyllis Braun NEWTOWN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Forcing gun owners to provide insurance will be another level of safety for the victims. It won't solve all the problems , but it is another opportunity to have background checks and perhaps if those who want assault type weapons should have higher insurance premiums.

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    • Michael Mirsky PORT MURRAY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Make poeple responcable for there actions!

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    • Katherine Hermes TORRINGTON, CT
      • over 1 year ago
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    • Abbey Clements NEWTOWN, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a 2nd grade teacher at Sandy Hook School. My students and I ran out of our beloved school, for our lives, from a maniac with a semi-automatic. He horrifically killed so many we loved in our SHS family. Please enact REAL change to avoid this epidemic of gun violence, please.

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    • Malachi Robertson NORTH BERGEN, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I think victims of shootings, most of which happen with legal guns, should be able to claim against insurance. I also think if gun owners had to buy insurance they would be more careful.

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