San Jose Mayor Outlines New Gun Control Ordinance to Help Curb Gun Violence

San Jose Mayor Outlines New Gun Control Ordinance to Help Curb Gun Violence

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo outlined a controversial plan Tuesday that he believes will help curb gun violence. The 10-point proposal includes a requirement that gun sellers video record every sale — something no city has ever tried to do before. This comes just two weeks after a San Jose VTA yard became the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history. Some of the most controversial parts of the plan would force all owners to buy gun liability insurance and pay a fee to offset the damage done by gun violence measures that they admit will face court challenges – but the mayor and other community leaders said they’re legal fights they believe they can win. Mayor Liccardo, the district attorney, community leaders and gun reformers came together to endorse the plan. “First, San Jose would become the first city in the United States to require every gun owner to have liability insurance for their firearms,” said Liccardo. The mayor followed through with a promise he first made after the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival two years ago and two weeks after another gunman murdered nine of his coworkers at a VTA railyard in San Jose. Community leaders and gun reform advocates are asking the full city council to get behind the plan. “It is unacceptable that we live in a country that is as advanced as the United States, yet we have to endure such frequent and unparalleled levels of gun violence,” said […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.