Emanuel giving Bloomberg a run for his money for the title of most fanatical anti-gun mayor in the country.
Cleaning up the murky world of gun ownership — Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Tribune
Cook County and Chicago are adopting a tag-team approach on gun ownership. Our goal is to increase coordination between the city and the county, step up enforcement and reduce the flow of guns on our streets.
We plan to create a one-stop repository for all reports of lost, stolen, transferred or destroyed firearms, an important step in tracking guns used in crimes. It’s also an attempt to have a countywide gun strategy that is uniform, rather than a strategy where we each operate in isolation.
Chicago has proposed broadening its requirement for reporting the loss, theft, sale or transfer of firearms. The city also wants to double jail time to six months for an array of gun offenses, including possession of a firearm without a permit.
Cook County is proposing a similar reporting requirement. The ordinance would require individuals who lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen to report it to the sheriff’s office within 48 hours. Those who fail to comply will be subject to a $1,000 fine for the first violation, $1,500 for each gun on the second offense and $2,000 for each weapon on the third offense.
Gun owners will be required to report the make, model and serial number of the firearm, along with the date and location of purchase.