Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday said that it’s “annoying” that the Chicago Police Department has yet to set up a database to let police officers and firefighters know how many firearms are registered in each home in the city.
The registry was a key piece of Daley’s new gun control platform after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city’s handgun ban in June. The mayor said it would help protect first responders by letting them know what kind of situation they might encounter when they responded to home calls.
“They should have it by now,” Daley said. “I’ll find out why they didn’t do that.”
The Police Department issued a statement that said gun-permit records are being entered and “will be complete in the coming weeks.”