These folks can, but they disagree with the Constitution
A bill was introduced in the State Assembly by Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) that would require citizens of New York to acquire liability insurance as a condition to gun ownership.
Bill S2353 will require all gun owners in NY to obtain and “continuously maintain” insurance coverage of at least $1 million, or they will suffer “immediate revocation of such owner’s registration, license and any other privilege to own” a firearm.
If the citizen fails to obtain the insurance, then by simply owning the firearm, they will be in violation of the law.
One of the Repubs in that state house needs to show them some “good for the goose” and propose legislation that requires politicians to take out a personal $20 million insurance policy before they can propose legislation to cover the cost to the state when they get their piece of legislation goes down in flames in the courts.