Next big thing in gun control? 7 questions about mandatory gun insurance

The attacks are relentless and non-stop.

Next big thing in gun control?
7 questions about mandatory gun insurance

Husna Haq
No Date Noted
http://www.csmonitor.com
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Susan Byrne-Dewhirst holds a blue dummy handgun as she attends the Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates and NRA gun safety training class taught by a certified instructor in Phoenix this March. (Joshua Lott/Reuters

As President Obama prepares to travel the country to drum up support for federal gun control laws ahead of a Senate vote in April, one idea is gaining steam at the state level: mandatory gun insurance.

The legislation, which is being considered in a handful of states, would require gun owners to insure firearms as a market-based approach to incentivize safe firearm ownership and usage. But questions remain regarding the efficacy of such a measure, and it faces tough opposition from pro-gun groups.

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