Senate Passes Bill To Ban Gun Owner Discrimination

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Associated Press News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Senate passed a bill that would make it illegal for insurance companies to deny policies or charge higher rates solely based on gun ownership.

The bill passed Tuesday on a 36-3 vote.

Supporters have said some insurance companies would prefer not to insure gun owners and others have a different set of rates. They want to make it illegal to discriminate against a citizen who is exercising their constitutional right to own firearms.

Some insurance companies say there is greater risk of claims from gun owners.

A similar House bill is waiting for a floor vote.

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