In Chicago, former Obama Chief of Staff and current Mayor Rahm Emanual, fresh from handing the SAF a nice check, is calling for statewide handgun registration:
Umm, No. Not only would this do absolutely nothing to curtail crime, it's solely designed to increase the cost of owning a firearm and punish victims of crime.
The handgun registration certificate ($65 initially) would include information about the owner, the make and model of the gun, as well as where and when the firearm was bought. Registration applicants would also need a valid firearm owners identification card.
Owners and dealers would be required to notify Illinois State Police whenever a handgun changes hands. The registration certificate would last for five years, and cost $25 to renew.
Handgun owners would also have to tell the state if their gun gets lost or stolen, or they could face misdemeanor charges, according to the mayor's proposal. People caught in possession of an unregistered gun would be slapped with a felony.