Florida Senate OKs Ban on Insurance Underwriting Based on Gun Ownership

March 20, 2014

The Senate passed a bill that would make it illegal for insurance companies to deny policies or charge higher rates solely based on gun ownership.

The bill passed on a 36-3 vote.

Supporters have said some insurance companies would prefer not to insure gun owners and others have a different set of rates. They want to make it illegal to discriminate against citizens who are exercising their constitutional right to own firearms.

Some insurance companies say there is greater risk of claims from gun owners.

A similar House bill is waiting for a floor vote.

 

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  • July 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    Colt says:
    No bigotry on this blog. Seriously, Libby? "doubtful that class of person even carries a HO policy?" You need to get out more. I won't even make any "typical liberal" comm... read more
  • July 3, 2014 at 10:07 am
    joe says:
    There are certainly valid arguments presented above. However, what is behind this is the attempts by the gun grabbers persuading insurance companies to limit coverage. In oth... read more
  • March 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm
    Libby says:
    Agreed.
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