SAN JOSE, CA – The San Jose City Council adopted measures requiring all gun owners pay an annual fee and require insurance or face confiscation of their firearms. The “gun violence initiative” as it was referred to by the council, passed unanimously.

San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo (D) tweeted the following: “The City council agreed that while the Second Amendment protects the rights of Americans to own guns, it doesn’t require taxpayers to subsidize gun ownership. This is a landmark decision for taking action against gun violence,”

In a follow-up tweet, the Mayor thanked gun control groups, Giffords Courage, The Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety and Shannon R. Watts, the founder of Everytown for Gun safety alongside former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.