despp: DESPP OFFERS GUIDANCE TO LATE ASSAULT WEAPON AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE APPLICANTS

 

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2014

 

Contact:Scott DeVico

203-525-6959

scott.devico@ct.gov

 

DESPP OFFERS GUIDANCE TO LATE ASSAULT WEAPON AND LARGE CAPACITY
MAGAZINE APPLICANTS

Commissioner Schriro writes legislative leaders

 

(Middletown, CT) – The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) today provided guidance to applicants who failed to timely register their assault weapons and large capacity magazines.

 

In a letter to all late applicants, DESPP offered the following guidance:

 

1. If the weapon is no longer located in the state, you are in compliance;

2. If the weapon has been sold to an authorized firearms dealer, you are in compliance;

3. If the weapon is still in your possession, you may:

a. Arrange to relinquish your assault weapon(s) and/or large capacity magazine(s) to a state police troop or police department having jurisdiction where you reside; or

b. Render the assault weapon(s) and/or large capacity magazine(s) permanently inoperable.

 

A conviction for charges related to possession of an unregistered assault weapon and/or large capacity magazine may jeopardize one’s ability to possess a valid permit or eligibility certificate issued by the State of Connecticut.  Individuals who fail to comply with one of the above provisions may also be subject to fines or criminal penalties. 

 

Also, Commissioner Schriro informed legislative leaders on the guidance and added, “We also understand that legislators may have been contacted by individuals concerned that law enforcement is going door-to-door to confiscate firearms. There have not been any law enforcement efforts by the State Police involving a door-to-door style campaign to confiscate guns, despite rumors to the contrary.   This law will be enforced by state law enforcement in the same manner and using the same discretion as would apply to every other criminal law.”

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