Taxing guns for their costs, but not subsidizing them for their benefits
Now one lawmaker in Illinois wants to mandate gun owners in the Land of Lincoln purchase a million dollar liability insurance policy each year in order to keep their guns.
Representative Kenneth Dunkin proposed Illinois House Bill 0687 in early February.
He says the money collected would keep taxpayers from footing hospital or funeral expenses for people killed by gun violence.
"There is a cost associated with loss of life through one's negligence," said Dunkin. "This is closing an economic gap so you the taxpayer won't have to continue to pay." . . . .