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Firearm insurance – amended bill submitted to Senate

February 1, 2023

An amended bill was submitted by two California senators last week which will require gun owners in the state to secure liability insurance for their firearms.

Introduced by Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Oakland and Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, the amended Senate Bill 8 was proposed following the mass shooting incidents that occurred across California last month.

“Victims of gun violence and their families suffer severe harm — economic, mental and physical — but have little to no recourse to be compensated for that harm,” said Skinner in a statement.

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