December 1st, 2010 5:33 pm | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall, Cops and Courts

City Hall: Council Approves Mayor's Gun Plan

Mayor Sam Adams, Police Chief Reese, Tom Miller
Portland City Council this morning unanimously approved Mayor Sam Adams' five-point plan to control illegal guns and curb youth violence.

Before voting yes, Commissioner Amanda Fritz said the council should review the stricter measures against illegal guns in a year to see if the new rules are, in fact, suppressing violence. But Fritz supported the measure saying, "We need to try some new things."

Commissioner Nick Fish said "it's not a perfect solution, and it doesn't solve the problem." But he called the effort a good first step, then voted aye.

Adams said he had heard concerns from the public about the possibility of racial profiling. "I absolutely share that concern," he said.
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