After a letter turned up that had supposedly been sent to gun owners in Connecticut demanding that they turn in or get rid of their weapons, the state denied that they had sent out. Quite notably, they didn’t deny that a letter was ready to be sent out or that the letter that had been made public was real. Well now, the denials have ended and they’re admitting that the confiscation has begun.
We are returning your application for assault weapon certificate and/or large capacity magazine declaration because it was not received or postmarked prior to January 1, 2014 as required by law.
As a result, you have the following options for your assault weapon …
1. Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable;
2. Sell the assault weapon to a licensed gun dealer;
3. Remove the assault weapon from the state, or …
4. Relinquish the assault weapon to a police department or to the [state’s] Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection….
Lt. Eric Cooke, Commanding Officer, Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
…Update (Feb. 28, 2014 @ 12:10 p.m. EST): In response to concerns that the letter from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection quoted above might be a hoax, The New American called the department to confirm the accuracy of the letter. Lt. Vance of the Connecticut State Police confirmed that the letter is accurate in every respect and was sent out with the date of January 2, 2014.
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