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Registrations due Dec. 31 for weapons, ammunition

Published December 24. 2013 4:00AM

The registration deadlines for two mandates of the state's new gun law, related to the possession of assault-style weapons and large capacity magazines, are fast approaching.

An assault weapon certificate must be applied for by Dec. 31, 2013. The list of banned weapons and the application form (DPS-414C) is available at the Connecticut state police website at www.ct.gov/despp. The form must be accompanied by proof of purchase or a notarized affidavit attesting to the date the weapon was purchased prior to the law taking effect. The form will be processed and returned to the applicant with a certificate number.

Large-capacity magazines must also be declared by Dec. 31. The application form (DESPP-788C) is also available at the state police website. The form must be accompanied by proof of purchase or a notarized affidavit attesting to the date the magazine was purchased prior to the law taking effect. There is no return notification on this form. It is suggested that application be made in person or the form sent by registered mail.

Both forms must be received or postmarked by Dec. 31 or they will be returned to the applicant unprocessed. For clarification of these requirements, call the State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at (860) 685-8290.

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There is less than a week to go until the registration deadline for assault-style weapons and large capacity magazines. What are your opinions on the mandatory registration and the ban on certain types of weapons?
I am not a gun owner and I will sleep better knowing that we are doing more to keep track of gun ownership in our state.
27%
I am not a gun owner but I feel that these registration requirements and bans infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of those who wish to own weapons.
18%
As a gun owner, I support these registrations and bans. Irresponsible gun owners give a bad name to the rest of us who exercise our Second Amendment rights responsibly. Guns are only as safe as the people who own them.
8%
As a gun owner, I will be registering my weapons. Whether I agree with the reasoning behind it or not, the threat of a minimum of one year in prison for violations is enough incentive for me to comply.
5%
As a gun owner, I feel these mandatory registrations and the bans infringe upon my rights. I am a responsible citizen and I will be exercising my Second Amendment rights by refusing to comply with these mandates.
33%
I am a gun owner but I do not have any guns that will require registration.
9%
Number of votes: 1520

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