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Posted: 1/11/2006 11:34:09 AM EDT
I'm looking for home insurance for the house I'm buying soon. On the first two I've checked out so far, one of the questions they ask is are there firearms kept in the home, are they kept locked or unlocked, does the primary resident have firearms safety training. Is this normal, or should I avoid companies who ask this question?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:39:05 AM EDT
I've never been asked.

Whatever you do, be truthful on the application, a favorite way to deny coverage is application fraud. If someone gets shot at your house, you're bare, as they say.

You should have little problem finding a company that doesn't ask.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:40:01 AM EDT
I just got home owners from USAA and they did not ask that question.

But USAA is not like most companies.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:41:39 AM EDT
On a related topic, you need to ask are your weapons covered under you normal homeowners policy or whether a separate rider is needed. You also want to find out if your weapons are covered if they are stolen out of your vehicle while at a parking lot somewhere. Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:45:35 AM EDT
NRA has a special insurance program for guns if the homeowner's thing doesn't work out.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:52:51 PM EDT
most homeowners polices only cover up to like 3 to 5 thousand dollars worth of firearms.
uh huh, these people have no idea.

if you have more than that, you can get a rider or better get a differnet policy through a company that just insures collectables, etc
or buy a safe and cross your fingers.

Brian
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:06:10 PM EDT
I'm looking for another insurance co. right now. AAA covers up to 2500.00 in theft total. If the place burns down all are covered.
I talked to Farmers last night and they have no limit on total but limit per firearm.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:08:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
On a related topic, you need to ask are your weapons covered under you normal homeowners policy or whether a separate rider is needed. You also want to find out if your weapons are covered if they are stolen out of your vehicle while at a parking lot somewhere. Good luck.



+1


My wife is my insurance agent, and this is what she told me.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:01:58 PM EDT
My insurance company only cares if they are over a thousand dollars in value apiece. Any that do require a separate rider, but also other high dollar items over various amounts require separate riders.
Guns and jewlery are probably the ones with the lowest amounts since they are prime targets for thieves.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:14:20 AM EDT
Search for the previous threads on firearms and insurance. There is quite a bit of info on the subject in them.

This comes up so often that it ought to be a sticky.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:17:15 AM EDT
Mine just asked for a dollar amount.. No descriptions, appraisals, receipts anything like that..
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