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Customer in Florida Salon Injured by Gunshot from Next-Door Gun Store

A customer at a nail salon in Florida was accidentally shot after an employee of a gun store next-door inadvertently discharged a gun. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that 19-year-old Yaminah Gilbert was shot in …

Texas Doctors Concerned About High Rate of Child Gun Accident Victims

Dr. David Wesson points to a spot below his belly button. That’s where the .22-caliber bullet pierced the abdomen of the first pediatric gunshot victim he ever treated. The Houston Chronicle reports the boy was 1 month old. He was …

Interest in Personal Gun Liability Insurance Protection Increasing

Interest in personal liability insurance for firearms owners has expanded with the media focus on gun-centric events and the public discussion of  liability issues. While coverage is available through gun owner associations and through specialty insurers, the liability component of …

Gun Liability Insurance Bills Aren’t the Answer, Says Insurance Industry

Congress appears ready to take up gun control legislation for the first time in years, with proposals under consideration focusing on background checks, straw purchases and money for school safety. If the debate stays on those issues, the insurance industry …

N.Y. Congresswoman Receives Death Threats Over Gun Liability Insurance Bill

A New York congresswoman who recently proposed federal legislation that would require gun owners to buy liability insurance said she has been receiving death threats over her proposal. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., issued a statement Wednesday saying that “Yesterday, several …

Georgia City Votes on Making Gun Ownership Mandatory

A north Georgia city is voting on an ordinance that would make gun ownership mandatory. City council members in Nelson were set to vote on the Family Protection Ordinance at their meeting Monday evening. The city of about 1,300 located …

Connecticut’s Gun Liability Insurance Bill Withdrawn After Hearing

Connecticut’s recently proposed bill that would require firearm owners to maintain excess personal liability insurance and self defense insurance was withdrawn last week following a two-hour hearing held earlier during the week, a local newspaper reported. Similarly, in Maryland, a …

Georgia City Looks to Make Gun Ownership Mandatory

A north Georgia city is considering passing an ordinance to make gun ownership mandatory. Leaders of Nelson,  a city of just over 1,300 about 50 miles north of downtown Atlanta, said with one police officer on patrol eight hours a …

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Guns in Church Bill Minus Insurance Provision

An Arkansas Senate panel advanced a proposal this week to allow concealed handguns in churches, but rejected an amendment to require places of worship to carry more insurance if firearms are permitted. A House committee also endorsed a resolution encouraging …