Cleveland Adopts Gun Offender Registry

posted on April 22, 2015

On Monday, the Cleveland, Ohio, City Council passed legislation that creates a “gun offender registry.” Similar to a sex offender registry, the ordinance requires that criminals who have used a gun in a crime be required to register with the city within five days of being released from jail or prison, or when moving to Cleveland.

Mayor Frank Jackson, a proponent of the ordinance, claims, “Law enforcement officers now have another tool to attack the problem of gun violence and make Cleveland a safer place.”

Yet Councilman Michael Polensek, who voted for the legislation, offers a differing view. “I think there are going to be some people who think that as a result of this passage, things will dramatically change in this city,” he stated. “And they are not, because the bad guys are not turning in their guns. The bad guys are not registering."

Latest

Randy Kozuch
Randy Kozuch

Air Travel With Firearms

With summer fast approaching, it’s an opportune time to discuss and review various laws and best practices for traveling across the country with your firearms.

The NRA Has New Leadership

Today, the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America elected former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr as President of the NRA and Doug Hamlin as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO.

Standing Guard | NRA’s Legal Fights

The NRA leads the way in the many fights to defend our constitutional rights. In courtrooms across the country, we repeatedly do battle with those who make no secret of their desires to undo our uniquely American freedoms.

President’s Column | The Ongoing Battles For Freedom

As the nation’s oldest civil-rights organization endures one attack after another from political partisans, we have stood strong against them time after time.

What Donald Trump Said at the NRA Annual Meetings

Some moments transcend the mere performative nature of a political event and seem to capture the mood of the nation.

This Congressman is Trying to Edit the Second Amendment

Rep. Jerry Nadler recently left out a key portion of the Second Amendment.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.