Cleveland’s new gun registry starts today

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CLEVELAND- The city of Cleveland will begin its new program for registration of people who cannot own guns on Monday.

A city spokesman confirmed the new process will begin, even though a gun rights group has filed lawsuit to try to stop it.

The registry is a key part of a crackdown on gun violence pushed by Mayor Frank Jackson. The idea behind the registry is to keep guns out of the hands of felons.

The city said a new registration office will be set up downtown at the Justice Center. The city will release more details laterĀ on Monday.