Privileges, Not Rights

Not only did New York legislators ram an ill-advised, twisted, tyrannical, fucktarded gun control law down the throats of its citizens and deprive them of some of the most effective defensive tools on the market today, but now, taking a line out of the ObamaCare playbook, they are also trying to force gun owners to purchase insurance.

Forcing. Private. Individuals. To buy. A product.

“Any person in this state who shall own a firearm shall, prior to such ownership, obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars specifically covering any damages resulting from any negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person,” the measure, dubbed S2353, reads.

And if you refuse? Well, “Such an occurrence ‘shall result in the immediate revocation of such owner’s registration, license and any other privilege to own such firearm.’”

This is instructive, boys and girls. We already knew that the ignorant cretins that run the shithole that is New York have no problem infringing on your rights. However, as you can see from this particular proposal, your rights protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution are merely “privileges” for their purposes.

Privileges, not rights.

Authoritarian swinery duly noted. Again.

Such liability insurance will cost gun owners as much as $2000 per year. Now, tell me something – how many poor folks living in dangerous neighborhoods, who may need a tool of self-defense, can afford an additional $2000 per year after they have already purchased a firearm at a jacked up price due to mandatory gadgets and bureaucracy meant to make the firearm “safe,” by “well-meaning” politician assdrips?  How many won’t be able to purchase a tool with which to protect their families because of the onerous extra associated costs?

I’m sure Demtard Assemblyman Felix Ortiz couldn’t give a flying rat’s fuck. I’m fairly sure he lives in a decent neighborhood, where he doesn’t have to worry about protecting himself and his family too much. Meanwhile, the people he seeks to disarm will be rendered defenseless by his efforts to make firearms cost prohibitive. Why do you hate poor people, Felix?

It is time for firearms manufacturers to start leaving New York. And it’s time for gun owners to follow suit. It has become nothing but a third-world banana republic with tyrannical politicians imposing their will on the very people whom they’re supposed to be serving!


9 responses

  1. I’m pretty sure that membership in the NRA comes with insurance for firearms in case they are lost or stolen. Wouldn’t take much to turn that into liability/indemnity insurance.

    So basically, this could force every firearm owner in New York state to become NRA members. Somehow, I don’t think the Democrats would be pleased by that.

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  2. It’s been a while since I’ve been an NRA member, so I can’t remember if there was actually insurance – especially in THAT amount – for my firearms. And I’m sure they would find a way to ensure that the insurance company was one of their choosing…


  3. Using one of the left’s favorite comparisons, you don’t have to have insurance on your CAR, if you don’t drive it on public roads. Why would I have to have insurance on my firearms if I don’t take them off of my own property?


    1. Because guns are, like, evil and stuff!


  4. Follow the money on this one – How many of these Insurance companies are drooling over the fact they are about to reap a HUGE windfall in premiums for this law…and how many of them GEICO, Progressive – etc. are pouring millions in donations to the Donks. This sort of law isn’t about public safety – the chillllldren – or any other feel good talking point they might spout off with. It’s about cash…Cold Hard Cash.

    (AKA Cissnarl5.7 From the AIR)


    1. That’s what I was thinking too!

      And I wonder how much of the premiums will make it into the pockets of the politicians…


      Wilkommen, Sir!


  5. Thanks Niki! Pleasure – as always – reading your blog!


  6. Since we are going to be getting into the business of licensing and insuring rights, when are we going to require people to get a license to vote? How about insurance for public speakers and writers? I mean, if the 2nd was meant only for a musket, surely the 1st was only for written word in the form of newspapers since raido, TV, and the interwebs wasn’t around back then.


    1. True. And, let’s not forget that newspapers much be published only on hand-operated printing presses since high-speed presses didn’t exist then either.


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