Insurers Cannot Drop Gun Owners Or Charge More
|By Charles Elmore, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"I'm very happy about it," Paige said Friday. He said HB 424 bars discrimination against gun owners like himself.
Opponents including Rep.
"Gun owners are going to say yes, yes, yes, because it's got the word gun in it," Rader said. "But this is really about the free market."
Scott did not include a statement about the issue in an announcement noting he signed dozens of bills Friday, though the signing was expected. A spokesman noted in April the governor, running for re-election, "supports the Second Amendment."
Paige was not mentioned by name, but his case was discussed in legislative debate. Some critics suggested it might have been the only recent, documented case in the state, though gun advocates disputed that.
One industry group, the
"Agents have routinely asked people applying for homeowners insurance if they have art, jewelry, guns and other special collections," said
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