New Orleans just enacted west coast style gun control…
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will sign a new gun safety ordinance into law on Monday.
The New Orleans City Council approved the measure last week.
The ordinance was introduced to the full council back in April. During the presentation of the ordinance, Landrieu said the hope is that it will change the culture of violence in New Orleans and move it into a culture of peace.
Under the new ordinance, people will be required to report lost or stolen firearms to police within 48 hours. First-time offenders will have to pay a $250 fine, subsequent offenses will carry a $500 fine.
It will now be illegal to possess a firearm that doesn’t have a serial number or identifying mark, and the ordinance prohibits people convicted of domestic abuse from having guns. Violators will be punished with a $500 fine or six months’ imprisonment.
The new ordinance will also make all New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) facilities firearm-free zones. Violators will be punished with a $500 fine or six months’ imprisonment.
The ordinance also outlaws negligent carrying of a concealed firearm. Offenders will have to pay a $500 fine or face six months’ imprisonment.
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