March 9, 2014 | Bob Adelmann, The New American //
The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action published an update March 8 about the controversy over Connecticut’s new gun law. According to the NRA-ILA update, confusing answers to pointed questions about how the state will respond to gun owners who haven’t registered their now-illegal “assault” weapons and magazines risk turning the rule of law in Connecticut into “tatters.” The NRA tried to get straight answers from the Connecticut State Police (CSP) to rumors about the January 2, 2014 letter that was sent to gun owners applying too late to register their weapons:
Finally, after NRA personnel identified themselves as such and demanded to speak with high ranking officials, confronted these officials with the CSP’s inconsistent answers, and insisted on knowing the truth, the CSP reversed course and admitted to NRA that the letter was authentic and that it had been sent to a number of individuals whose registration paperwork was received after the deadline.
Nevertheless, the officials insisted it was not a warning of later confiscation but a “public service” to advise gun owners whose registrations were rejected of their options.
CSP’s reported willingness to grant limited amnesty in some cases has added to the uncertainty as to how events may unfold:
Media reports also indicate that the CSP in some cases is willing to grant limited “amnesty” to persons who are believed to have completed the registration requirements prior to the deadline but whose paperwork was received late because of circumstances beyond the registrant’s control.
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