Hawaii: Proposal would require gun insurance, firearm renewals every 5 years

| January 28, 2016

Hawaii: Proposal would require gun insurance, firearm renewals every 5 years

Hawaii gun owners would be required to have insurance for their firearms and renew their gun registrations every five years under a bill introduced Wednesday at the State Legislature, proposals that gun advocates said are unneeded and would have a chilling effect on constitutional gun rights.
The proposal, introduced by State Sen. Josh Green (D – Kona, Ka’u) would require gun owners to obtain firearms liability insurance from private insurance companies.  Hawaii would be the first state in the country to enact such a requirement, if lawmakers and the governor approve of the law.
“I don’t want to take people’s guns away from them but I want people to take full responsibility,” said Green, an emergency room physician at Kohala Hospital on the Big Island.
Green likens the requirement to car insurance.

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Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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