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CLEVELAND — Mayor Frank Jackson is proposing a makeover of all city gun laws.

The ultimate goal is to keep more guns out of the hands of young people and criminals and reduce street violence.

Jackson rarely comes before city council to make his case for legislation.

On Wednesday, Jackson told Council’s Safety Committee the package is just one tool for police to use.

The Safety Director, Police Chief and Community Relations Director explained multiple programs already being used to stop the spread of guns, including the annual gun buy-back, collaborative anti-gang and gun programs with other law enforcement agencies, and efforts to connect with those close to what’s happening on the streets.

City Attorney Richard Horvath said the proposed package is not aimed at law-abiding, responsible gun owners.

It rewrites existing city laws that duplicate state laws.

The new measures include requiring gun offenders to register, limiting Cleveland residents to buying one gun every 90 days within city limits, and requiring all gun sales or transactions to be reported to police.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News

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