San Jose Punishes Legal Gun Owners For “Gun Violence”

I don’t think this is going to solve the problem.

Yahoo News:

“Just five weeks after last month’s massacre at a San Jose light-rail yard that left nine people dead, the city has taken unprecedented gun-control action.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, San Jose’s city council approved a national first that will see gun owners being forced to compensate taxpayers for the spiraling costs of gun violence. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, gun owners in California’s third-largest city will be required to take out liability insurance for their firearms, and pay an annual tax that will help fund emergency responses to gun-related calls.

In a news release ahead of Tuesday night’s vote, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said: “While the Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms, it does not require taxpayers to subsidize gun ownership… We won’t magically end gun violence, but we stop paying for it. We can also better care for its victims, and reduce gun-related injuries and death.” …”

This will go to court and get shot down.

San Jose didn’t follow Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland and “Defund the Police,” but violent crime is surging there as well. Sacramento is also dealing with a surge in violent crime.

KRON 4:

“SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – Police aren’t saying so officially, but several recent incidents suggest there’s a spike in violent crime in the South Bay.

No clear pattern has emerged, but homicides are up from last year in the South Bay.

There have been four this month alone. …

“I really don’t want to sound alarmist and say ‘hey, we’re having a crime wave, there’s an uptick.’ You know, unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of serious incidents that happened in close proximity timewise to each other. …

“We can’t put our finger on what is exactly causing this, but what we can share is that we have had, here in San Jose, an increase in homicides during this pandemic,”

Police could not confirm a neighbor’s suspicion that a shootout that injured three people last week at Brigadoon park may be gang-related. …”

Everyone but the people who run these cities are to blame.

COVID is to blame. Guns are also to blame. Guns have gotten more violent in California over the past two years. Legal gunowners who aren’t harming anyone deserve the most blame.

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10 Comments

  1. Who after all remembers the Japanese genocide of the Ainu? The Japanese invaded Hokkaido and forced the men into indentured servitude and taxed into oblivion, then forced the women to marry Japanese settlers. In a couple of hundred years the Ainu practically vanished.

  2. Again;
    ‘Gun violence’ is an engineered PR slogan, from the focus groups on Madison Ave.

    This is a ploy, to assert the subliminal message that , guns=violrnce.
    This is mass brainwashing, via media.

    This is their new tactic for more gun prohibitions.

  3. Don’t forget that Trump opened up the prisons and released a ton of violent felons back into society, as part of the Kushner/Kardashian “prison reform” black outreach election strategy. It’s easy to place all blame on BLM and “defund the police” progressives, but the ZOG emperor Blompf also contributed to the current surge in crime.

  4. The 2nd amendment is already gone. If you have a gun and a half empty expired bottle of Oxycodone you are now a felon from what I can see. They can’t go after everyone at once but the idea of legal gun ownership in the USA is over for all practicality. Keeping your head down and waiting until the power goes out is probably the best you can do. When the power goes out the effective power of the usurpers will be greatly diminished.

  5. The dishonesty of these politicians is sickening. If one came out and said “we don’t have a gun problem, we have a coon problem”

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