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San Jose mayor proposes gun owners carry insurance and pay annual fee in wake of mass shooting

June 9, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Nearly two weeks after a gunman fatally shot nine coworkers at a San Jose light rail yard, the mayor of Northern California's most populous city is proposing first-of-its-kind gun safety restrictions that would require gun owners in the city to obtain insurance and pay an annual fee to cover the cost of gun violence.

(CNN)Nearly two weeks after a gunman fatally shot nine coworkers at a San Jose light rail yard, the mayor of Northern California's most populous city is proposing first-of-its-kind gun safety restrictions that would require gun owners in the city to obtain insurance and pay an annual fee to cover the cost of gun violence.

While mass shootings draw much of the attention of gun violence, in the 13 days since the shooting at the Valley Transportation Authority facility, there have been eight additional shootings in San Jose, according to Mayor Sam Liccardo.

"If we cannot stop the horrors of gun violence in our cities, at least we're going to have the public stop paying for it," Liccardo said at a press conference.

According to CNN affiliate KPIX, the executive director of Gun Owners of California, Sam Paredes wants to form a coalition with other gun rights groups to pursue legal action if the proposed measures become law.

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