The mayor of San Jose, California has simply launched a proposed metropolis ordinance that might require authorized gun homeowners to both buy legal responsibility insurance coverage for his or her firearms or pay a price to town the supposedly helps defray the general public price of gun violence.
Mayor Sam Liccardo launched the proposed ordinance on Monday and is being touted by the mayor’s workplace as a primary of it’s sort “hurt discount mannequin.”
What it’s after all is one other barrier to gun possession, particularly among the many poor, and a income stream for town.
Through The Hill:
“A mayor doesn’t have the luxurious of simply providing ‘ideas and prayers’—now we have to resolve issues. Whereas that is removed from an entire resolution, it’s one thing we will do to cut back the harms of firearms, with out ready for Congress to take motion,” Liccardo stated in a press release saying the proposal.
“Beneath present Supreme Courtroom rulings, the 2nd Modification to the US Structure protects the precise to maintain and bear arms. Nonetheless, the Structure doesn’t require taxpayers to subsidize that particular person alternative. The price of metropolis police and emergency companies required to deal with gun violence ought to be paid by gun homeowners, not all taxpayers.”
Right here’s how the proposed “purchase gun insurance coverage or pay us” ordinance would work, at the least in idea:
If handed by the San Jose Metropolis Council, the ordinance would mandate that each one gun homeowners within the metropolis receive legal responsibility insurance coverage for his or her firearms. The insurance coverage would cowl issues such because the unintentional discharge of a weapon, in addition to the actions of a 3rd social gathering that deliberately steals or borrows an people gun.
The insurance coverage wouldn’t cowl an individual’s intentional conduct with a firearm.
If the insurance coverage is unavailable, or if a gun proprietor is unable to achieve protection, the ordinance gives the choice for people to pay a price that might go towards companies together with emergency medical assist.
This after all is ridiculous and can do completely nothing to cut back gun violence. Criminals received’t comply with the regulation, and the extra prices would imply the poorest amongst us must forgo their Second Modification rights.
The proposed ordinance is nothing however a barrier to entry for gun possession and can seemingly, if handed, in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, be deemed unconstitutional.
Democrats, of their rush to “do one thing” about gun violence don’t take into consideration the results of their actions, and damage probably the most weak amongst us.
Democrats and their media allies ought to be ashamed of themselves, however they don’t have any disgrace. None in any respect.
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