San Jose’s plan to become first U.S. city to make firearm owners pay for gun violence
Gunowners would be ordered to carry insurance and pay an annual fee if a new ordinance is approved in September
San Jose is on its way to becoming the first U.S. city to require gun owners to carry liability insurance and pay the city a fee to spare taxpayers the financial toll of gun violence.
And because this particular gun control measure has never been tried before, it’s stirring up a lot of buzz across the nation.
“While the Second Amendment certainly protects the right to own a gun, it does not mandate that taxpayers subsidize the possession of those guns,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said during the City Council’s meeting Tuesday. “And we need a mechanism that will both compensate injured victims and take some of the burden off of taxpayers.”
But, contrary to many reports, San Jose leaders have yet to approve the proposed law.
DAWG SAYS: ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO ATTACK LAWFUL OWNERS AS THE CRIMINALS WILL NOT BE PAYING FOR THIS.