This week the San Jose City Council approved two gun-control mandates that will punish law-abiding citizens.
The first requires all gun owners to purchase liability insurance and the second is an annual tax ($25) for simply exercising one’s right to keep and bear arms.
The NRA-ILA reports, “Gun owners are required to fill out and sign a city-provided form attesting to compliance, and also to sign new forms each time their insurance information changes.”
“They are required to keep this form, along with proof of payment for the annual tax, with their firearms wherever they are being stored or transported,” it continued. “Failure to comply will result in firearms being impounded.”
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, a chief proponent of the so-called “Gun Harm Reduction Ordinance, (GHRO)” was thrilled by its adoption.
“Tonight San José became the first city in the United States to enact an ordinance to require gun owners to purchase liability insurance, and to invest funds generated from fees paid by gun owners into evidence-based initiatives to reduce gun violence and gun harm,” Mayor Liccardo said in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.
“Thank you to my council colleagues who continue to show their commitment to reducing gun violence and its devastation in our community,” he added.
On the positive side of things, at least one gun-rights group has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block the mandates from rolling out and there is one last reading of the GHRO next month by the City Council before its finalized.
San Jose just adopted a gun ownership tax, and our legal team just filed a lawsuit to block it. Click here to join us in fighting this outrageous attack on the Second Amendment! –> https://t.co/85ekOqdBim pic.twitter.com/gIzTOHNoUw— National Foundation for Gun Rights (@NFGR_Official) January 26, 2022
Maybe there is still time to foil this mission to chill the 2A rights of law-abiding citizens. NRA-ILA is asking gun owners to comment and take action:
For information on participating in the meeting, submitting eComments, or to view the agenda, you may click here. Please email a public comment to email@example.com, submit an eComment, and click the button below to contact City Council members and ask them to OPPOSE File 22-045.