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On Wednesday, Mayor Frank Jackson introduced legislation to City Council that he believes will curb the gun violence in Cleveland, but not everyone is on board.

His ideas would require gun offenders just released from jail to register within five days with the Cleveland Department of Public Safety. That registry would last four years before it would be renewed. Jackson’s plan also limits one’s ability to buy more than one gun every 90 days.

Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath said the mayor’s ideas could become a useful tool for police.

“I think at some point, it gives law enforcement another tool to look at individuals that purchase 28 handguns, 30 handguns, 15 within a three-month period,” McGrath said.

Zack Reed, City Councilman for Ward 2, is among the legislation’s opponents, who said Jackson’s ideas are not aggressive enough. Reed said the best solution is to have more police officers in neighborhoods looking for guns.

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source: 19ActionNews.com

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