This has never before been done.
If you never thought this day would come, think again. In a shocking turn of events, the city of San Jose has just passed a measure which will force all gun owners in their city to pay a $25 “harm reduction” fee and liability insurance or else the government will confiscate their guns.
This makes San Jose the first city in America’s history impose an annual fee on law-abiding Americans who own guns.
San Jose’s Democrat Mayor Sam Liccardo said that the new measure will reduce violence and establish a new framework for gun safety.
According to Slate, Mayor Liccardo stated, “For example, there’s a bar brawl and they’re patting down everybody and someone’s got a gun. ‘Have you paid your fee? You have insurance?’ ‘No.’ OK, well, there’s an opportunity for us to remove the gun. And then when the gun owner comes back and demonstrates that they comply with the law and they’re a lawful gun owner, they get their gun back. But in the meantime, you’ve taken a gun out of a bar brawl. And that’s not a bad thing.”
Liccardo further explained that the fees which will be paid by gun owners will be allocated to “experts” who “understand domestic violence prevention programs, suicide prevention” to form a non-profit that will focus on “gun safety.”
“We’re forming a 501(c)(3) foundation, which is going to receive the dollars, and the board, which will be comprised of a host of folks, including, for example, Stanford professors, an epidemiologist who has been focused on gun harm, and nonprofit experts who understand domestic violence prevention programs, suicide prevention,” Liccardo stated. “We’ve invited and at least one member of a gun group has actually joined this effort to create this nonprofit, because we want organizations representing gun owners to be at the table, helping us to understand, how do we best communicate, how do we best invest? “