The mayor’s proposal to combat the scourge of violence in the city by creating a registry for gun offenders, among other ideas, is redundant, unnecessary and possibly illegal, a pro-gun group said Wednesday.
Democratic Mayor Frank Jackson said at a news conference Tuesday that he wants to give police and prosecutors the weapons they need to stop convicted felons from using guns to commit more crimes. Cleveland is the seventh-worst city in the nation for gun violence.
Besides the registry for gun offenders, Jackson proposed prohibitions against transferring a firearm to a known felon, improperly discharging a firearm in a park or playground, allowing improper access of a firearm to a minor, requiring people to report lost or stolen firearms, requiring people to tell police when they transfer firearms and limiting firearms purchases to one every 90 days.
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