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April 11, 2024, City Council Regular Meeting
13. Ordinance to Amend of Chapter 1, Personal Conduct, of Part 9, Offenses, of the Code of the City of Savannah, Georgia.
Strategic Priority
Public Safety

The proposed ordinance is designed to reduce firearm thefts by amending Chapter 9 of the City Code to add two new offenses: (1) all firearm owners and dealers will be required to report the theft of a firearm to the Savannah Police Department. SPD officers will be required to record and maintain unique identifying information pertaining to each gun, rifle, or shotgun reported stolen; and (2) all persons traveling with firearms in their vehicles will be required to store them in locked compartments while the vehicle is parked. Owners may not allow guns to be visible while parked and all vehicles containing firearms must be fully locked when not in operation.



Bates Lovett, City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Ordinance - Lost or Stolen Firearm.docx
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