New Illinois insanity


Just when I thought that the forcible citizen disarmament freaks in this state had tried just about every possible means of attacking that which shall not be infringed, a particularly creative freedom-hater comes along and manages to surprise me. Meet Illinois State Representative Ken Dunkin.

And now, let’s look at his bright idea–HB 687:

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that any person who owns a firearm in this State shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Provides that a person shall be deemed the owner of a firearm after the firearm is lost or stolen until such loss or theft is reported to the police department or sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the owner resides. Provides that the Department of State Police shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card previously issued under this Act if the Department finds that the person to whom such card was issued possesses or acquires a firearm and does not submit evidence to the Department of State Police that he or she has been issued in his or her name a liability insurance policy in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Effective January 1, 2010.

So this genius wants to require every gun owner to carry at least a million dollars worth of insurance for misuse of his gun.

Actually, I might have given him too much credit for creativity–he’s not the first to come up with this . . . inspired idea.

Oh, by the way, he’s not averse to the boring old citizen disarmament plans we’ve seen before, as per his website:

Tougher Gun Control
This year Rep. Dunkin is supporting a package of gun control laws that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on deadly firearms. One measure supported by Dunkin would limit handgun purchases to one per month, which would cut off a supply of guns purchased by “straw buyers.” Another measure would require more parents to use gun locks when minors are present and would stiffen penalties for parents who do not comply. Dunkin also continues to support a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Kinda looks as if it would be hard to find a freedom-killing gun law he would not support.

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