State to accept late gun, magazine applications


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection will be processing hundreds of applications to register assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines that weren’t received by the Jan. 1 deadline.

DESPP Commissioner Dora B. Schriro said Friday the agency will accept applications that were signed and notarized on or before Jan. 1 and postmarked by Jan. 4.

DESPP expects to accept 160 late applications to register assault weapons and 398 applications for large-capacity magazines, as required by the gun control legislation passed in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

Some gun owners have complained they dropped their applications in the mail on Dec. 31 but missed the deadline because their letters weren’t postmarked until Jan. 1 or later due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

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