San Jose Mayor Wants Gun Owners To Get Liability Insurance

 Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 ABC News

The mayor of San Jose has proposed requiring gun owners in the nation’s 10th largest city to carry liability insurance to cover taxpayer costs associated with firearm violence.

If approved, Mayor Sam Liccardo’s strict new measure proposed Monday would be the first of its kind in the nation to curb gun violence, the Mercury News reported.

The city of 1 million was home to two children killed in a July 28 mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

"With this measure, we won’t suddenly end gun violence," Liccardo said. "But we’re going to stop paying for it."

Under Liccardo’s proposal, which would require approval from the City Council, gun owners would have to either carry liability insurance or pay a fee to cover emergency response and medical care for victims of gun violence.
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