Just when you thought California couldn’t one-up themselves with their anti-gun insanity, San Jose passed a law requiring gun sales to be video taped.
The ordinance, passed on June 15th, meant to deter straw purchases, was passed unanimously by the San Jose city council.
“We know a significant number of crooks and gangs get firearms through straw purchasing,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said. “This set of ordinances is really focused on narrowing the flow of guns to those which are clearly legal and hopefully doing something to deter the flow of guns that are unlawful to own.”
The ordinance is just one part of the anti-gun agenda recently outlined by Mayor Liccardo following a deadly shooting at a light rail facility earlier in June. The shooting in question occurred in a gun-free zone, which research shows is consistent with the vast majority of mass shootings.
Liccardo’s 10-point plan also calls for gun owners in San Jose to be forced to pay an annual fee and carry insurance to cover unintentional firearms-related deaths, injuries or property damage. Any gun owner who refuses to pay the fees would have their firearms confiscated under the proposed order.
Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California has blasted the gun-grabbing mayor’s plans, stating that his proposals would be slapped down by a judge if implemented.
“We are genuinely startled that the mayor believes that he has the ability to implement laws that he doesn’t have authority to do and the courts will soon follow,” Paredes said.
Attempts to force gun owners to pay an annual fee to own guns have not moved forward, but the ordinance to force video-recording of gun purchases shows that he is serious.
This new ordinance makes San Jose among a small handful of cities to mandate such a restriction, with Chicago being the only major city to hold such a law, which was passed in 2014. San Francisco attempted to pass a similar law in 2015 prior to the city’s last gun shop closing, rendering the issue