Gun owners could face fine if they don’t report lost or stolen weapons under new law

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Starting Tuesday, gun owners in New Orleans will be required to report lost or stolen weapons to police within two days. 

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed a gun safety ordinance into law Monday morning.

The signing ceremony was held in the Mayor's Office at City Hall. This comes four days after the City Council unanimously passed the gun safety ordinance. 

The mayor proposed this ordinance in April. It mirrors a state law that’s already on the books. First time offenders will have to pay a $250 fine. Additional offenses will carry a $500 fine. The measure also makes NORDC facilities and events "gun-free."

The measure also carries fines, even jail time, for anyone carrying a gun without a serial number.

There are also firearm buying restrictions for those convicted of domestic violence. Landrieu says the plan works within the confines of the Second Amendment. The law officially goes into effect Tuesday.