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Oregon Representative Helps Sponsor Controversial Gun ‘Insurance’ Bill

Oregon legislator helps sponsor controversial gun bill
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A congressman from Oregon is among eight Democrats supporting a controversial bill that would require gun buyers to prove they have liability insurance.

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney has introduced the Firearm Risk Protection Act requiring potential gun owners to prove they have a “qualified liability insurance policy” before buying a weapon. If they don’t, the penalty listed in the bill could be a fine of up to $10,000.

Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, who represents the 3rd District and is headquartered in Portland, is a sponsor of the bill.

Here’s language from the bill (courtesy of Tuesday’s Daily Caller website):

It shall be unlawful for a person who owns a firearm purchased on or after the effective date of this subsection not to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy.

It would also be a federal crime to sell a firearm to someone without insurance.

The NRA’s director for the Institute for Legislative Action, Chris Cox, is calling the bill “ridiculous” among other things.

What are the chances of such a bill passing? According to the Daily Caller it has not been seriously considered yet.

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