The city of San Jose, California passed an ordinance that requires gun owners to carry liability insurance to cover possible accidental shootings. Gun rights groups immediately filed a lawsuit.
Leading the charge is the National Association for Gun Rights. It claims the ordinance violates the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says people have a right to keep and bear arms.
The suit worked its way through the courts and the latest court to have a say is at the federal level. That’s where U.S. District Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman tossed out a bunch of the gun rights group’s challenges.
In her 23-page decision, Judge Freeman basically said San Jose can pass such an ordinance and can require people living in the city to have insurance on their guns.
Judge Freeman — however — did find some parts of San Jose’s law problematic and told the National Association for Gun Rights that it could file suit on the $25 annual fee gun owners have to pay the city to fund gun-related injuries that happen within the San Jose city limits.
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