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San Jose approves 1st US insurance law for gun owners

California Gun Liability Law
Posted at 6:15 AM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-26 09:15:15-05

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California city has voted to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what's believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States.

The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure Tuesday night despite opposition from some gun owners who said it would violate their Second Amendment rights.

The council also voted to require thousands of gun owners in the city to pay a small fee, which would be used for firearm safety education and services such as domestic violence prevention and mental health services.

The proposal aims at reducing gun violence in the San Francisco Bay Area city.