If there was ever any question in your mind that some politicians have completely lost their grasp on the reality of life outside of their bubbles in state capitals or Washington, D.C., today’s story will clear up that question pretty quick. It’s almost unbelievable.
So, here’s the situation: imagine that you are living in poverty or near poverty. That means that, frankly, you’re just trying to pay your rent or mortgage, pay your utilities so that you have running water and heat during the winter, and put food on the table. If you’re living at that level, you’re not likely to have much in the way of “luxuries.” You’re probably going to the library to use their free wifi, in other words, instead of paying for cable internet at your house.
And speaking of your house, if you’re living at that level, you’re much more likely to be living in or near a higher crime area. That’s just the statistical reality. So, that being the case, if you’ve scraped together the funds to buy yourself an inexpensive firearm to protect yourself and your family, what should the government do to help you to be able to protect yourself?
Well, according to Democrat lawmakers in one state, apparently, you should be shelling out more of the money that you don’t have so that you can keep your family safe when that same lawmaker is defunding the police. I’m not kidding. Ryan Morgan writes,
Democrats in the Maryland state legislature have proposed new legislation that would bar gun owners from carrying their firearms in public without also having at least $300,000 in liability coverage for property damage, injury, or death claims arising from their firearm.
The bill, introduced by Maryland state Del. Terri Hill, states: “A person may not wear or carry a firearm unless the person has obtained and is covered by liability insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in the state under the Insurance Article. This insurance is designed to cover claims for property damage, bodily injury, or death arising from an accident resulting from the person’s use or storage of a firearm. The coverage limit for damages arising from the same incident is up to $300,000, in addition to interest and costs.”
Now, for the law-abiding person living in poverty (you know, the kind of person who especially needs to be able to protect themselves), Democrats in Maryland want to make it harder for them to do so.
That’s absolutely absurd.
If anything, the Maryland government should be making it easier for law-abiding people to protect themselves. Because Democrats trying to defund the police and bailing out rioters certainly isn’t keeping anyone safe.
The people of Maryland deserve better than more of this leftist nonsense.