San Jose mayor wants gun owners to get liability insurance

FILE - In this July 21, 2015 file photo San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, center, attends a conference on Modern Slavery and Climate Change at the Vatican. Liccardo, on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, has proposed gun owners in the nation's 10th largest city to carry liability insurance to cover taxpayer costs associated with firearm violence. If approved, Liccardo's strict new measure would be the first of its kind in the nation to curb gun violence.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose has proposed requiring gun owners in the nation's 10th largest city to carry liability insurance to cover taxpayer costs associated with firearm violence.

If approved, Mayor Sam Liccardo's strict new measure proposed Monday would be the first of its kind in the nation to curb gun violence, the Mercury News reported .

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