Illinois Gun Owners...HIT THIS

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Illinois Gun Owners...HIT THIS

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:05 pm

llinois Bill Forces Firearm Owners to Get $1 Million Insurance Policy

Legislation Increases Costs to Law Abiding Residents
2/11/09
A new Illinois bill represents another assault on the rights of law-abiding firearm owners in the state by forcing them to maintain a $1 million liability insurance policy or risk losing the right to own a firearm. 
Most individuals in Illinois, with some exceptions, must obtain a "Firearm Owner's Identification Card" to legally own a firearm. House Bill 687, sponsored by Representative Kenneth Dunkin (D- Chicago), would force all of those individuals to obtain a $1 million liability insurance policy. This policy would cover any damages that take place from the use of a firearm owned by the individual. 
The bill also authorizes the Department of the State Police to revoke and seize the identification card from any firearm owner that does not supply proof of the liability coverage to the Department.
Finally, not only will HB 687 increase the cost of lawfully purchasing a firearm, language in the bill puts owners at risk of liability should their firearm be lost or stolen. The bill states that a person shall be considered an owner until they report any stolen or lost firearms to their local police or sheriff's department. This means that an owner could be held liable if a firearm is stolen or lost and used prior to their knowledge.
"This is terrible legislation that will harm Illinois' sportsmen community. Not only will the bill make it cost prohibitive for many to own firearms, it also runs the risk of criminalizing innocent owners," stated U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance senior vice president, Rick Story.
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RE: Illinois Gun Owners...HIT THIS

Postby kribbz » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:24 pm

heard about this today!!!  So they aren't going to outright take our guns away just make it impossible for me to afford it????  So I'm a law abidding citizen that is going to go to jail for not purchasing an insurance policy?  I guess they can sit me down next to the guys who are speaking out against the president, because going after freedom of speech is next!

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RE: Illinois Gun Owners...HIT THIS

Postby EatDeer » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:31 pm

Patrick Henry just rolled over in his grave! Why would the goverment want to further the economic down fall, by hendering gun sales in this country! How many times does the people of this country need to be told that criminals do not play by the rules. This is a complete slap in the face of hunters, gun owners, and all citizens in this country.  Legal gun owners can be called to arms by the state goverments to fight in times of war and civil unrest with-in this country.  Let the goverment pay the insurance bills on our guns instead of rebuilding the Gaza strip! These politicans got to go, they arent representing the people of this nation anymore, they are representing themselves for political and personal monetary gain. Thanks for posting woodswalker....
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