The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) filed a lawsuit in federal court after the San Jose City Council on Tuesday voted to require gun owners to have liability insurance and pay an annual fee to a nonprofit elected by the city.
Private gun owner Mark Sikes is a plaintiff at NAGR.
The Associated Press reports that Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer from the San Francisco-based Dhillon Law Group, is representing the plaintiffs.
Dhillon spoke about the city council’s insurance mandate and said:
The law is unconstitutional … The law forces people to buy insurance that does not necessarily exist, and it shows that this law is not an attempt in good faith to do anything other than prohibit or charge legal possession of weapons.
Friends, I’m with @TuckerCarlson tonight to talk about the lawsuit our company filed late last night against San Jose on behalf of @NatlGunRights to challenge this blatantly unconstitutional ordinance, which is a gun / gun grab in confusing “nonprofit” “fee” features. https://t.co/vNCJxtJbA3
– Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) January 26, 2022
On January 25, 2022, Breitbart News noted that the San Jose City Council would take up the gun control proposals during Tuesday’s meeting. That Mercury News noted that the proposals included the liability insurance requirement for gun owners and a mandate that gun owners pay $ 25-35 annually to a city-designated non-profit.
KTVU pointed out that San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (D) predicted the city would face lawsuits if the gun control proposals were passed.
Both proposals for arms control were adopted on Tuesday.
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