Updated, July 1, 7:40 p.m.
San Jose officials moved a step closer to being the first city in the nation to require gun owners to carry liability insurance and pay a fee to cover taxpayers’ costs associated with gun violence.
A draft ordinance was unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday, a month after a disgruntled Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee fatally shot nine of his co-workers and then himself, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Mayor Sam Liccardo praised the measure and said gun owners who do not comply with the new rules shouldn’t have guns.
"We won’t magically end gun violence, but we stop paying for it," Liccardo said in a statement.