Proposed legislation would require DC gun owners to carry insura - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Proposed legislation would require DC gun owners to carry insurance

Posted: Updated:
  • Proposed legislation would require DC gun owners to carry insuranceMore>>

  • Gun Control Across America

    Gun Control Across America

    The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has sparked a debate about gun control in America.  Read stories submitted throughout the myFOX web network to see where people stand on the issue  from across the United States.
    The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut has sparked a debate about gun control in America.  Read stories submitted throughout the myFOX web network to get a sense where people and lawmakers stand on the issue from across the United States.
WASHINGTON -

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has proposed legislation that would require gun owners in the District to carry insurance.

If Cheh's bill is passed by the D.C. Council, all current and future gun owners will be forced to take out a $250,000 policy.

Cheh believes the insurance policy will ensure compensation for those who are harmed by firearms.

But not all agree with Cheh's proposal. Ricardo Royal with Community Association for Firearms Education called Cheh's bill "totally excessive and unnecessary."

Cheh says she has received several emails for and against the proposed legislation.


Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices