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.” […] Insurance and tax liabilities have largely been found to be constitutional and registration is allowed for other fundamental rights such as voting and protest so this will likely be found to be constitutional once this is appealed to the SCOTUS as long as precedent is used in the reasoning. Seems to be a fair compromise between gun control and doing nothing. If successfully implemented I believe this will ultimately become commonplace.