You just can't make this stuff up. A New York politicians believes that every gun owner should carry a massive insurance policy. 


A Brooklyn Democrat has reintroduced legislation in the New York State Assembly mandating all gun owners keep a minimum of $250,000 in liability coverage.

The measure, A2260, is sponsored by Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, D-Kings, and would require firearms owners in the Empire State to maintain a policy for the length of time they possess a gun.

Ortiz, who backed similar bills last session and in 2013 that failed to make it out of committee, has in the past said such a policy mandate would serve as an incentive for firearm owners to be as safe as possible.

His latest proposal, if adopted, would require every legal gun owner in New York to obtain and keep at least a $250,000 worth of liability insurance specifically covering damages from negligent acts involving their firearms. Failure to maintain the policy would result in revocation of firearms licenses required under state law for gun ownership. Law enforcement officers would be exempt.

For current licensees, they would have 30 days to obtain a policy. If adopted, future new firearms permit holders would have to obtain coverage before applying for their permit.

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