Or as the San Francisco Chronicle headline cheers, “San Jose plans to be first U.S. city requiring firearms owners to pay back taxpayers for gun violence”.
The number of legal gun owners responsible for shootings is minimal. Most shootings are carried out by gang members. The number of gang shootings vastly increased because Democrats and their pro-crime lobby insisted on freeing criminals and defunding the police.
If anyone should be paying back taxpayers for gun violence… it’s the Democrats who enable it by refusing to lock up shooters.
But San Jose decided to tax Americans for exercising a right protected under the Bill of Rights. Taxing people who use free speech will no doubt be next.
The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to draft an ordinance that would order gun owners in the city to obtain insurance and pay an annual fee to subsidize police responses, ambulances, medical treatment and other municipal expenses related to shootings, injuries and deaths…
“The Second Amendment certainly protects the right of every citizen to own a gun,” Liccardo told reporters. “It does not mandate that taxpayers subsidize that right.”
Taxpayers aren’t subsidizing it. They are subsidizing gang violence, homelessness, shoplifting, public drug use, and other blessings that Democrat policies have brought to urban areas.
Taxing people for exercising a constitutional right is a non-starter. This ordinance only exists to be kicked to the curb by the Supreme Court.
But it shows how relentless the Democrat war on the Bill of Rights is.
Mayor Sam Liccardo turned San Jose into a sanctuary city. If he wants taxpayers to be repaid for the carnage, he can start by paying them back for the carnage caused by his support for the illegal migration of criminals into America.
“We welcome any families willing to endure such extraordinary hardships and to take such tremendous risks to be a part of our great country,” Liccardo tweeted, appending the statement with the hashtags #VamosSanJose and #WeAreSanJose.
24-year-old Carlos Arevalo-Carranza is being arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court Thursday afternoon for one count of homicide in the brutal murder of San Jose resident, 59-year-old Bambi Larson, inside her home on Knollfield Way exactly two weeks ago.
Ms. Larson suffered “extensive and deep” wounds “consistent with a cutting tool,” according to court documents.
Arevalo-Carranza, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was deported by ICE in 2013 but returned to the U.S. He was arrested multiple times in San Jose since 2014 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, false imprisonment, prowling and battery on a police officer.
ICE says it has filed detainer requests seven times with Santa Clara County, but they were ignored due to county policy.
Larson’s murder outraged the community when it came out that Carranza was a convicted felon and undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who had been ordered, detained by federal authorities and had been released from the Santa County Jail twice before Larson’s murder.
What tax should be imposed on San Jose Democrats for Bambi’s death? And that of every American robbed, raped, and assaulted by the illegal alien voting base of the Democrats?