City Council to decide on expansion of gun offender registry

Chicago’s City Council will decide Wednesday on expanding gun registry requirements.

Right now any resident convicted of unlawful use or possession of a firearm has to register with the police department.

A proposed amendment to that ordinance would add anyone convicted of committing a violent crime with a gun.

Offenders would also have to report, in person, to the police department every year of a four year registration period.

If the amendments passed, it goes into effect in April.

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