From Fox News:
Gun owners in Maryland would be required to buy at least $300,000 in liability insurance or forfeit their ability to carry a firearm under a new bill.
The controversial legislation, introduced by Delegate Terri Hill, D-Howard County, would prohibit the “wear or carry” of a gun anywhere in the state unless the individual has obtained a liability insurance policy of at least $300,000.
“A person may not wear or carry a firearm unless the person has obtained it and is covered by liability insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in the State under the Insurance Article 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 or up to $300,000 for damages arising from the same incident, in addition to interest and costs,” the proposed Maryland legislation said.
Ever since Bruen made all states shall issue, Blue states have tried to figure out how to legislatively get around Bruen.
This method imposes a financial burden on CCW.
Notice the text, “liability insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in the State.”
Maryland may for one or both of two things.
Extremely limit the number of insurance companies that can provide this type of insurance so that almost nobody can get it…
Make such an insurance policy prohibitively expensive, so people won’t carry.
Imagine you pay a few hundred dollars for training and permit fees, then discover you have to pay another few hundred dollars every month for insurance to carry your gun.
Add another homeowners or car policy cost to many people’s budget and they won’t be able to handle it.
Mandating insurance to exercise a right is probably unconstitutional, but Maryland doesn’t care.
The goal is to stop you from enjoying that right.