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Connecticut gun law ignored: Assault rifles not registered by Connecticut owners

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A Connecticut gun law is being ignored by some gun owners in the state causing quite a problem. The new gun law was passed after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting and requires all assault rifle gun owners to register their weapons. On Feb. 13, NewsMax reported that thousands of gun owners have failed to turn in their applications by the Dec. 31, 2013 deadline.

"As of the end of last year, the Connecticut State Police received 47,916 applications for assault weapons certificates. An additional 2,100 applications have yet to be turned in," reports NewsMax.

The Connecticut gun law is likely being ignored by even more people -- a local newspaper estimates that there could be over 350,000 unregistered AR15s in the state of Connecticut which makes the 47,000 applications received seem insignificant. While lawmakers who supported the new gun registration law thought that more people would abide, they were very wrong -- and that's sort of scary.

All of the guns that are not registered in the state of Connecticut are now considered "illegal" and those who have not followed the rules will be punished -- it is just a matter of how to enforce such a law.

Ignoring the Connecticut gun law is a Class D felony in the state.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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