Time Running Out for CT Gun Owners to Register 'Assault Weapons'

Anyone found in possession of an unregistered "assault weapon" after Jan. 1, 2014, could face a felony charge. Here's an FAQ and a link to the registration forms.

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Connecticut residents who own an "assault weapon" as defined in the state's new gun law have until Jan. 1, 2014, to register them.

After that date, anyone found in possession of said unregistered firearm could face a felony charge that carries a mandatory minimum one-year prison sentence, according to a report by NBC Connecticut.

Also by Jan. 1, large capacity magazine clips—those with more than 10 rounds—must be registered with the state. (A link to the form to do so is included below.)

Helpful Links for Gun Owners

While a U.S. district court judge has dismissed at least one suit, Connecticut's new gun law is currently the subject of at least two more appeals. One of them is from the Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL), which, despite its opposition, has a reminder on its website for members to register their "assault weapons" and large capacity magazines.

The organization's president, Scott Wilson, told NBC CT: “There are going to be a lot of people on January 1st that will wake up and unknowingly be felons by the definition of the law.”  


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