A new measure of gun control could be coming to Prince George’s County. All nine members of the County Council have signed as co-sponsors on a bill requiring people convicted of gun crimes to register, regularly check in with police and submit to home visits from officers.
More from The Post’s Matt Zapotosky:
The goal, police say, is to give gun offenders — who, research shows, are likely to commit more serious crimes — an extra incentive to stay out of trouble. The registry is not public, but it “puts them on notice that the police department is keeping an eye on them,” [Prince George’s Deputy Police Chief Craig] Howard said.
Although the registries are in their infancy, there is some evidence they are effective.
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