New Cook County ordinance fights gun violence

700 Guns seized by Chicago PoliceThe Cook County Board approved new rules to fight gun violence.

Individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the Cook County, are now required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within 48 hours.

If they don’t, individuals will face up to $1,000 fine for the first violation. The fine will be $1,500 for the second offense and $2,000 for each subsequent violation.

“This ordinance is an important step to ensure that guns purchased legally do not wind up in the hands of criminals,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in a news release. “We are giving law enforcement the additional tools they need to reduce the number of guns purchased legally that are used in shootings.  This is part of a comprehensive effort to stop the violence plaguing our neighborhoods.”

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8 comments

  • Tired of the Morons

    Yeah that will work. Here's a better idea. Round up all the ignorant apes and wetbacks in Wicker Park and the rest of the south side and bury them in Lake Michigan. Problem solved.

  • sadsack

    Ya here we go again for Cook County is really fighting the gang bangers………like this is going to work…….Where did Cook county this nut case to run Cook county heheheheh dont forget to give the gays guns to baby……..

  • Frustrated

    This is not the county fighting guns. There is already a state law for failure to keep records of transferred or stolen guns, and it is punnishable by a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. All the county is doing is using a national tragedy to pass its own pointless law so that they can use it to boost revenue.

    • sharong4

      If anyone has seen, "Judge Dredd" with Sylvester Stallone, then that is the type of policing we need. The street judges determine the punishment right then and there. LOL That will definitely stop the violence.

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