Creating a new handgun registry

Creating a new handgun registry

 

Many handgun owners were appalled at the mayor’s recent request to create a state-wide handgun registry. The mayor stated that he felt the registry would add to all of the positive things that have been happening in the state, but local residents of the state were more than angry. The residents claimed that the new registry would punish those who were responsible gun owners by requiring them to pay a fee. The fee for the gun registry would be $65.00 and many felt this was unfair. Those opposing the new law stated that gun owners are just trying to catch criminals and refuse to pay the gun registration fee.

Regardless of the opinions of those local, the mayor feels this registration will prevent shootings and allow police to track down the user of a gun in an illegal situation. One of the main concerns was that the criminals who do not use their weapons properly would not register their guns; therefore this new law would do nothing.

There is a lot of debate going on when it comes to the new gun registry proposal. So far, the mayor has stated that he will go ahead the proposal regardless of the concerns the locals have on the issue. The mayor feels that this will be an extra measure of safety for the entire state. He also said that the guns would have to meet the right specifications when being registered and those registered must provide 2 forms of identification, their address, phone number and keep their registration information up to date at all times. We won’t know what happens until everyone votes on the proposal, but it may be the best thing to happen to the state of Chicago.