The state police have received their first applications from Connecticut residents seeking to register assault weapons under the controversial gun control law that went into effect April 4 — and some people are even bringing in their guns, which isn’t necessary.
Residents have until Jan. 1 to register assault weapons, as defined under the law. But the system is up and running and the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is now processing the requests.
“They’re just trickling in so far,” said Capt. Thomas Garbedian.
Applicants must show proof that they owned the firearms as of April 4, must submit a right thumbprint and must have the form notarized. The don’t need to show up in person, and they certainly don’t need to bring their guns, Garbedian said.