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Mayor Jackson says "I Do", announces registry for gun crime offenders

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced a bold legislative agenda Tuesday to address gun violence in the city.

"Now I'm not going to be in a position as mayor and I don't think council wants to be in a position as council to say that we're helpless, that we can do nothing. We will do something," said Mayor Frank Jackson.

Since 2006, Cleveland Police have confiscated more than 9,000 firearms and more than 6,200 have been melted down in gun burns.

"More guns are confiscated from younger people in Cleveland," said Mayor Frank Jackson.
"The average age today is 28. In 2007 it was 30. The national average age is 34."

A today's news conference Mayor Jackson proposed a gun offender registry to identify where those convicted of gun offenses live in the city of Cleveland.
The first a registry program would be for all gun crime offenders. Within 48 hours of being sentenced or released from jail they must register with the city. You can't transfer a gun to a felon. You can't provide access to a minor and if your gun is lost or stolen or you transfer it to someone who isn't a gun dealer you must notify police. 

"This is not about gun control. It's about keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them and making Cleveland safe," added Mayor Jackson.

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