Texas Congressman Submits ‘No User Fees for Gun Owners’ Bill to Preserve Gun Rights!
Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) has introduced a new bill that would prohibit state and city governments from taxing, charging user fees, and/or mandating insurance requirements on gun owners. This is in response to San Jose, CA. where the city council passed ordinances requiring gun owners to pay fees and obtain liability insurance in order to possess a firearm. This new bill 'No User Fees for Gun Owners Act' would prevent this type of infringement and unconstitutional attacks on our 2nd Amendment rights.
San Jose, CA. is the first city to pass ordinances requiring gun owners to pay annual fees and mandate liability insurance for firearm ownership. It was passed back in January of this year with more cities and possibly states to follow. I thank God I live in a state whose elected officials and Representatives recognize, uphold and defend the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I can't even imagine living somewhere like California or New York where your 2nd Amendment rights are non-existent and cease at the state line.
Once again the so-called answer to gun violence is not to prosecute criminals but to persecute citizens. The San Jose city council admitted that this wouldn't do much to prevent gun violence or deaths, even the Mayor said it wouldn't do much to stop mass shootings or keep bad people from committing violent crimes. Yet, he still supported it. This type of thinking or non-thinking is beyond idiotic, it's absolutely grotesque!
This law or ordinance is sure to cost the city plenty in legal fees and court costs because it will certainly be challenged. It might not get that far if the 'No User Fees for Gun Owners Act' passes, which honestly I hope it does and think it will. You can click here to read the bill in its entirety. Rep. Ronny Jackson published a press release about the new legislation that you can read here. This bill would help every gun owner in every state and prevent governments both city and state from financially abusing law-abiding gun owners.