Assemblymembers Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) on Feb. 5 introduced legislation requiring anyone who owns a gun to buy liability insurance.
“The government requires insurance as a condition of operating a car – at the very least we should impose a similar requirement for owning a firearm,” Ting said in a statement published on his official website. “The cost to society of destruction by guns is currently being born collectively by all of us, and not by those who, either through carelessness or malice, cause the destruction. It is time to change that equation so that those who cause the harm pay the costs.”
The bill number is AB 231.
In January, Gomez called on the legislature to approve a resolution recommending that Congress pass gun control legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
"There have been way too many shootings involving assault weapons including the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn. school shooting," Gomez wrote on his website. "I want to ask my colleagues to join with me and support Assembly Resolution 5 to urge Congress to act now to protect our children and our communities from gun violence. We cannot allow another mass shooting to occur."
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