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California city first in US to mandate liability insurance for gun owners

Posted On: May 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

California city first in US to mandate liability insurance for gun owners

The law passed by the city council is likely to be challenged in court on constitutionality grounds
The San Jose city council has passed a bill that will require gun owners to pay an annual fee and purchase liability insurance policies.
The piece of legislation was passed in two separate votes on Tuesday evening and became the first of its kind in a country where the right to own firearms is enshrined in the Constitution and ingrained in culture.
One councilwoman dissented on both items, saying that the bill may be unconstitutional. She predicted that it would not help reduce gun violence, contrary to what its sponsors argued, since the latter often comes from those who possess arms illegally. Two members voted only against the fees, citing concerns over how they would be managed. The rest of the 10-seat body voted for the piece of legislation.
The bill was put forward in 2019 by Mayor Sam Liccardo after a shooting at a San Jose food festival claimed the lives of three victims, two of them children, and left...

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