This isn’t the first time someone’s opined that all gun owners should have to carry a
murder liability insurance policy if they choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. But the San Jose Mayor’s proposed ordinance has a good chance of passing, which would set up an interesting court battle.
“A mayor doesn’t have the luxury of just offering ‘thoughts and prayers’—we have to solve problems. While this is far from a complete solution, it is something we can do to reduce the harms of firearms, without waiting for Congress to take action,” [San Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam] Liccardo said in a statement announcing the proposal.
“Under current Supreme Court rulings, the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. However, the Constitution does not require taxpayers to subsidize that individual choice. The cost of city police and emergency services required to address gun violence should be paid by gun owners, not all taxpayers.”
– Justin Wise in San Jose mayor proposes mandatory liability insurance for gun owners