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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson introduces new gun laws to City Council

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Mayor Jackson is working to prevent gun crime in the city. (Source: WOIO) Mayor Jackson is working to prevent gun crime in the city. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Tuesday night, Mayor Frank Jackson submitted a re-written version of his new gun laws to Cleveland City Council. 

Mayor Jackson is proposing a new gun offender registry, limit new firearms purchases to one per person every 90 days, and owners must keep their guns away from minors. The new legislation would repeal the city's current laws and replace them with newer, stricter laws. 

"We've taken thousands of guns off the streets of Cleveland over the last eight and a half years. We work in partnership with law enforcement on all levels to take violent offenders off the street. And, we've added police officers to our gang unit to help address the problem," said Mayor Jackson. "This legislation, if passed, will give us another way to attack the problem of gun violence in Cleveland and make Cleveland a safer place." 

The Mayor first introduced his ideas during a press conference last month. 

Citing high rates of violence in Cleveland, and a convention coming in just two years, there is pressure on city officials and police to stop the violence. 

To read a full copy of the proposed legislation, click here. 

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