San Jose gun insurance edict not ripe for blocking, judge says

By Dorothy Atkins (July 14, 2022, 5:21 p.m. EDT) — A California federal judge indicated Thursday that she would likely refuse a gun rights group’s offer to block the city’s new ordinance in San Jose requiring gun owners to purchase insurance and pay an annual fee, saying the group’s constitutional claims are not yet ripe because the law has not gone into effect.

In a hearing held via Zoom, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman told Michael A. Columbo of Dhillon Law Group Inc., who represents the National Association for Gun Rights, that “not all of his preliminary injunction is still ripe,” especially since the City Manager said San Jose had delayed implementing the new rules…

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