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Ald. Carrothers Wants Mandatory Jail For Gun Violations

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 4, 2009 8:30PM

Carry an illegal gun within city limits, go to jail. That's what Ald. Ike Carothers (29th) wants. His oridnance has passed committee and could come up for full Council vote next week. According to WBEZ:

Carothers says a first offense for someone violating the city's ban on carrying concealed weapons would get you at least five days in jail and a $300 fine. Jail time would increase with each subsequent offense, but would not exceed six months.

CAROTHERS: As we continue to talk about getting tough on guns, then we have to have some laws to back up what we say.

A CPD rep said, though, that most gun cases are tried by the county, not the city, so it's not certain how effective the new ordinance would actually be.