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On January 16, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced an ordinance that would require gun owners to report the loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms within 48 hours. Individuals who fail to comply will be subject to a $1,000 fine for the first violation. Owners will be required to report the make, model and serial number of the firearm, along with the date and location of purchase.

What are your thoughts?  Is this a good idea?  Why or why not?  What are your ideas to address the problem?  If you think it's too late to do something, how do you think should Cook County residents should proceed going forward?

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