by Jennifer Swift
Feb 14, 2014
02:10 PMConnecticut Politics
Gov. Malloy Accepts Some Assault Weapon Applications Received After Due Date
Gun and gun magazine owners who made an effort to abide by the state’s new laws and register their equipment, but missed the deadline by a few days, are getting a pass from the governor.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced today that 160 assault weapon certificate applications and 398 large-capacity magazine declarations that were signed and notarized before the application due date and postmarked by Jan. 4 will be accepted by the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Individuals who owned certain guns and magazines had to register them with the state by Jan. 1 to abide by the state’s new gun laws, which went into effect that same day. The later applications and declarations now will be accepted because the state believes they were submitted to the appropriate agency by the deadline but were not received by that date.
The state will notify individuals who had their applications submitted after the deadline of the four ways they can dispose of their weapons and ammunition, according to the governor’s press release.Gov. Malloy Accepts Some Assault Weapon Applications Received After Due Date