Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed the lost and stolen gun bill this week. The bill which has been part of the debate in the General Assembly for several years will require gun owners to report their guns lost or stolen within 72-hours of discovering them missing.

Proponents of the legislation, like Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, have said this bill will make a significant difference in reducing the amount of gun violence in city’s like New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport. He said anything law enforcement can do to interrupt the supply of guns is important.

Click here for a copy of the new law which goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2007. And click here to read our report on the House debate.