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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo argued that gun owners must purchase liability insurance, but acknowledged that criminals will not follow along.

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Liccardo pointed out that car owners need to buy liability insurance in order to drive and said the idea makes sense because “taxpayers have subsidized gun ownership and the harms that accompany it.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“Direct costs of gun violence to California taxpayers — for ambulances, cops and emergency rooms — exceeded $1.4 billion last year, according to one study. While the Second Amendment protects a right to bear arms, it does not require taxpayers to subsidize the exercise of that right,” Liccardo wrote. “Courts routinely uphold the imposition of reasonable, nonobstructive fees or taxes on constitutionally protected activities, such as forming a tax-exempt nonprofit, selling a newspaper and purchasing a gun.”

The Democratic mayor goes on to note one of the problems with his proposal. “Of course, ‘the crooks’ won’t pay a fee or buy insurance; only law-abiding gun owners would. An insurance requirement at the point of sale, if purchased locally, would make it harder for some guns to get into the wrong hands.”

Related:  REPORT: California city mayor calls for mandatory liability insurance for gun owners

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