The mayor of San Jose has proposed requiring gun owners in the nations 10th largest city to carry liability insurance to cover taxpayer costs associated with firearm violence.LiabilityLegislation & Regulation
If approved, Mayor Sam Liccardos 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 wont suddenly end gun violence," Liccardo said. "But were going to stop paying for it."
Under Liccardos 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.