Next big thing in gun control? 7 questions about mandatory gun insurance.

As President Obama prepares to travel the country to drum up support for federal gun control laws ahead of a Senate vote in April, one idea is gaining steam at the state level: mandatory gun insurance.

4. Where does the gun lobby stand on this proposal?

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    National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 15.
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Not surprisingly, the National Rifle Association is opposed to liability insurance, calling it an “economically discriminatory” measure that would tax a constitutional right.

“You don’t have to carry insurance to exercise any other constitutional right,” NRA spokeswoman Stephanie Samford told Reuters.

Other pro-gun groups are similarly opposed, saying it unfairly taxes law-abiding Americans and may make it prohibitively expensive to own a gun, thereby infringing on Second Amendment rights.

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