The city of San Jose in deep Blue California has now officially voted to implement a first in the nation scheme to punish gun owners by forcing them to purchase costly insurance in order to own firearms.
As NBC News reports:
The California city of San Jose is set to become the first in the United States to enforce an ordinance requiring most gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance.
In a statement on Tuesday night, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said the city’s council had voted in favor of both measures, which are aimed at reducing the risk of gun harm and relieving taxpayers of the financial cost of gun violence.
Meanwhile, having liability insurance is meant to encourage gun owners in San Jose to take safety measures, including having gun safes, installing trigger locks and taking gun safety classes.
The new measures, he said, will help build a “constitutionally compliant path to mitigate the unnecessary suffering from gun harm in our community.”
The new measure is likely to be challenged by pro-second amendment groups over the law’s questionable constitutionality.