Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Banning Insurers from Considering Gun Ownership

By Kareem Copeland | March 9, 2014

Florida House and Senate committees have approved a bill that would prevent insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners.

The bill flew through the Senate Appropriations committee, but did meet some resistance in the House.

Some insurance companies would prefer not to insure gun owners and others have a different set of rates. Supporters of the bill say it’s illegal to discriminate against citizens who are exercising their constitutional right to own firearms.

Both House and Senate versions of the bill have gone through all committees and are ready to be heard on the floor.

National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer said the bill gives teeth to established anti-discrimination laws and provides recourse for victims.

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

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  • March 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
    For hunters, I feel sorry for those gun owners. But I really don't think these are the firearms in question. If this is to protect your assault weapons or stand your ground, o... read more
  • March 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    Sandra says:
    Approx 37% of Americans own guns that is about 216 million people. That in and of itself it quite a statement.
  • March 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm
    Sandra says:
    Approx 37% of the US population owns guns that is about 116.14 million people. Maybe you should ask one of them
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