A new gun law has been implemented by San Jose officials, which necessitates the retailers to video record all firearm purchases.
The new ruling is intended at dissuading straw purchasing which is an illegal practice in which someone procures a gun for another person i.e. a felon or minor who is unlicensed for owning firearms, reported the Mercury News.
On balance, retail stores in San Jose thus far have some sort of monitoring system. The recent 30 days, giving law enforcement the elbow room to amass evidence they might stand in need of to solve some gun offense, stated City Attorney Nora Frimann. 30 days, giving law enforcement the elbow room to amass evidence they might stand in need of to solve some gun offense, stated City Attorney Nora Frimann.
Subsequent to the rail yard shooting by an aggrieved Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee who shot himself, Liccardo presented a 10-point gun control plan last week, which is a part of the new law.
Mayor Sam Liccardo commented ‘’We know a significant number of crooks and gangs get firearms through straw purchasing. This set of the ruling is really focused on confining the flow of guns to those which are distinctly legal and expectantly doing something to dissuade the flow of guns that are unlawful to own.’’
A separate injunction which is a part of the mayor’s plan would require gun owners to set forth liability insurance and pay a fee to cover taxpayer charges linked with firearm violence. This proposal is anticipated to be considered by the council this Fall.
According to the Giffords Law Center, in necessitating the videotaping of gun sales, San Jose joined Chicago and several smaller California cities, which include Campbell, El Cerrito and San Carlos. In 2008, Walmart, the nation’s most substantial gun seller, began voluntarily videotaping gun sales.
The new ruling was criticized by Gun-rights advocates like Sacramento-based Firearms Policy Coalition, calling it unconstitutional.
The Coalition, in a statement, wrote, ‘’It is outrageous that Mayor Liccardo wants to use ‘Big Brother’- style watch over to record gun owners’ every move, breaching the privacy of millions, particularly at-risk firearm purchasers.’’