Gun Owners In Pa May Be Required To Buy Insurance

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a bill before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would require anyone with a license to carry a concealed firearm to buy $1 million in liability insurance. The thinking, according to the bill's sponsor, is to encourage responsible gun ownership. The Philadelphia lawmaker says if people secure their guns properly and have a good history,  they would get discounts on their insurance premiums. Representatives of the insurance industry say it's not that simple. Opponents say this new insurance would be a backdoor form of gun control. Analysts say this bill isn't going anywhere. The state's Republicans, who control the House and Senate, have shown no interest in advancing anything resembling gun control legislation.