San Jose, California’s Gun Insurance Law Upheld

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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