Lawmakers, Malloy Administration discuss amnesty for gun owners

By Hugh McQuaid

Lawmakers and members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration met Tuesday to discuss what to do with several hundred gun registration forms that did not quite meet the deadline to comply with a new law.

The issue involves a small group of gun owners who mailed paperwork registering or declaring their possession of rifles and ammunition magazines banned by the state under a law passed last year in response to the Sandy Hook shooting.

Some post offices closed early on Dec. 31 and about 226 assault weapon applications and 506 high-capacity magazine declarations received by the state were postmarked shortly after the deadline.

The Malloy administration has been using the postmark as the threshold for processing the paperwork. Last month, the governor said state police retained the late paperwork, but he insisted that the legislature would need to pass a bill in order to process the forms.

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One response to “Lawmakers, Malloy Administration discuss amnesty for gun owners”

  1. spanner

    You have to wonder with the loss of jobs revenue and income has Ct gone about it the right way in decreasing the problems the state faces after the school shooting.Granted gun voilence in the schools hasn’t continued as much as voilence itself in our ct schools is there another momentum in the works to discourage the never ending problems in Ct schools we are experiencing daily?

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