It seems like anti-gunners in New York never run out of ways to chill the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Just last week, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a Brooklyn Democrat, touted his bill that would require all gun owners to purchase at least $250,000 in liability insurance, because, you know, we’re all ticking time bombs.
But not for Ortiz who wants to hold “reckless gun owners accountable” because apparently our thousands of existing laws aren’t enough to punish those who mistreat, hurt or kill others with firearms.
“Enough is enough,” said Ortiz. “How can we protect our children from gun atrocities without a common sense approach to provide victim compensation?”
“We need a better way to hold reckless gun owners accountable,” he continued. “Laws cannot bring back loved ones, but requiring owners of firearms to have liability insurance brings us one step closer to acknowledging the risks and dangers of gun ownership.”
Ortiz first introduced this bill in 2013, but it has historically failed to gain traction in the legislature.
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King called the bill “ridiculous,” in an interview with the New York Daily News.
“Insurance companies don’t insure against criminal acts,” added King, a former insurance broker. “These guys are talking about things they don’t know anything about.”
Yup. That last line bears repeating and is almost always applicable when it comes to gun-grabbers: “These guys are talking about things they don’t know anything about.” Amen. Couldn’t have said it any better.