San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed introducing a gun insurance requirement for all gun owners except police, less than a month after a mass shooting in Gilroy, California, just south of the city.
Proponents say it's a common sense, market-based solution to reduce gun violence and defray the cost of tens of thousands of deaths each year from guns - a cost often paid by taxpayers and victims.
Critics worry about increasing illegal gun ownership and violating the constitutional rights of gun owners.
Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Liccardo (@sliccardo) about his plan.
This segment aired on August 20, 2019.