Gun Insurance Mandate

California city requires all gun owners to maintain gun insurance……..Meanwhile back at the ranch, Texas enacts Constitutional Carry effective September 2020……….

San Jose, California Moves to Create Gun Insurance………….

July 6, 2021 Full Mag Staff  News

San Jose, California has decided to move forward with its plans to create gun insurance and a fee for those looking to express their 2A rights.

The city of San Jose is no stranger to bizarre gun regulations, the city requires that all legal gun purchases be recorded on video. The city is now looking to require gun insurance for those who own firearms, this insurance would act like car insurance and only serves to keep firearms out of the hands of the less fortunate. The other aspect of the measure, that was passed unanimously, is a requirement for gun owners to pay an annual fee.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo came out to claim that “While the Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms, it does not require taxpayers to subsidize gun ownership.” This statement is an insane one to make considering that in no way does the state subsidize firearm ownership, interestingly, the statement does assert that you have a right to bear arms that is protected by the 2nd amendment.

More on the cities new ordinance:10th Largest U.S. City Moves to Require Gun Owners to Have Insurance, Pay Annual Fee ::

The measure approved this week directs the city attorney to draft an ordinance for council approval that would require every gun owner residing in the city of San Jose to “obtain and maintain a City-issued document evincing (i) payment of an annual fee, and (ii) attestation of insurance coverage for unintentional firearm-related death, injury, or property damage.”

The document would have to be always stored or carried with the firearm, with any violations “subjecting the owner to the temporary or permanent seizure of the gun.” There would be exceptions to the requirement for police and members of the military, as well as those who meet state guidelines for classification as low-income individuals – which isn’t a huge problem in a city whose median home price is $1.2 million.

The ordnance is to be ready for review by the council by September. Expecting legal challenges to the anticipated new requirement on the right to keep and bear arms, the council’s current plan is to feed revenues received from the annual gun tax into a special fund.