(DNAinfo) Chicago’s gun offender registry needs to be expanded to include the names of people busted committing crimes with a gun, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) said Thursday. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel agrees.
The powerful alderman wants to force anyone convicted of a violent crime with a firearm, including kidnapping, assault, robbery and vehicular hijacking, to end up on the list, which now has 584 names on it of those convicted of less serious gun violations.
Burke said he was shocked to hear the current list had so few names.
“Clearly I felt that there are thousands of offenders that should have been added to the registry,” Burke said.