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Massachusetts bill would require gun liability insurance

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Massachusetts gun owners would be required to purchase liability insurance in case their firearm was ever used to injure someone under a bill being filed at the Statehouse.

The initiative is included in a gun control measure which would also change standards for gun licenses and outlaw large capacity magazines.

Under the bill being filed Friday, individuals applying for gun permits in Massachusetts would have to show proof of firearms insurance.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. David Linksy, compared the change to the requirement that car owners have auto insurance before registering their vehicles.

Linksy said requiring insurance could create market-based gun safety incentives.

Gun owners could see their insurance drop, say, if they agreed to take a firearms training course and properly stored their weapons.

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If you cannot do it upfront, come in by the side d... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 9:05:50 PM
If you own a gun that can kill one person, cheap i... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:49:31 PM
the rich folks will be the only ones with guns.... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:02:45 AM
The other is to sue to the gun manufacturers, of c... by Sister Begonia on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:19:42 PM
Another hare-brained idea that punishes those who ... by Stuart Chisholm on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 6:53:24 PM
I have general liability insurance, an umbrella po... by Paul Rye on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:03:46 PM
The car insurance reference in the article makes n... by Paul Rye on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:49:54 PM