City councilman wants lost or stolen guns reported
Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik is proposing a new ordinance that would require Tucsonans to report their weapons if they are lost or stolen.
"If somebody steals my gun, I think the police ought to know about it, so it's out of circulation," he told 9OYS.
The law will require anyone living in Tucson to file a report to police within 48 hours. If you don't, you could face a fine.
According to TPD, there are no state laws that require you to file a report to police.
"It will help in their investigation, it's an investigative tool, he said. "It will help put their arms around trafficking to prevent people who are involved in a crime."
Ken Rineer, president of Gun Owners of Arizona, disagrees.
"I don't see how this makes it easier to track down the criminals other than the fact if they don't report it stolen, and I believe that would probably be a small percentage of the people," he said.
David Fosca, another gun owner says this law targets Tucsonans for something they already do.
He doesn't think it's needed.
"Anybody that gets burglarized is going to report that to police whether it's a weapon stolen, or any other personal item," he responded.
And he says it's a waste of time.
"There's far more important things right now to worry about in Tucson," he said.
Whether it's a priority or not will be up for debate.