Make gun owners get mandatory insurance

Story highlights

  • On Monday, an 11-year-old Tennessee boy allegedly shot and killed an 8-year-old girl with his father's gun
  • Jeff Yang: Getting the insurance industry involved could be a great way to get meaningful gun reform

Jeff Yang is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Online and contributes frequently to radio shows, including Public Radio International's "The Takeaway" and WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show." He is the co-author of "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action" and editor of the graphic novel anthologies "Secret Identities" and "Shattered." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)President Obama said it best: Our reaction to gun massacres has become a routine. It was only a week ago when a gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. And yet, the tragedy seems like it has already faded into the distant past.