Proposed state law to register handguns in Illinois

The Mayor of Chicago, US, Rahm Emanuel, has proposed a law that will require handgun owners all over the state of Illinois to register their weapons. Currently only the city of Chicago requires handguns to be registered. According to a statement from his office, “The new law would provide law enforcement officers with essential information about guns used to commit a crime, reduce illegal firearm transfers, and create a fair system of accountability for gun owners”.