Locals speak out on gun proposal - Tucson News Now

Locals speak out on gun proposal

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The proposal that requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to police has the mayor and council's support, but is being criticized by gun owners.

Supporters say it's another tool to help police, rather than a way to punish gun owners who do not report the loss to police.

But according to opponents, the proposal criminalizes those who lose their firearms or have them stolen.

"And you end up being prosecuted as a criminal even though you're the victim of a crime. Just doesn't make any sense to me. I don't know. I think the city's looking for a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Gun owners are going to report their firearms stolen."

"Just to make people aware that if their weapon is lost or stolen that they ought to have an obligation to report it to the police so that the police can try to track it and when they find it have a sense of the chain of custody. So, yeah, I don't think you're going to be looking at anything punitive."

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