City Could Introduce Online Gun Offender Registry

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
August 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—New Yorkers could be given access to an online gun offender registry, similar to the sex offender registry, if an amendment to bill is passed by City Council.

Public officials gathered on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21, to talk about amending the bill sponsored by Council Member Peter Vallone Jr., which would extend access of the gun offender registry to the public. At present the registry is accessible only to the NYPD.

Valone will introduce the amendment at tomorrow’s City Council stated meeting, and said it could be enacted as early as January next year.

Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.