Well, about 10% of the gun owners targeted by this illegal act actually responded by registering.
And some of them possibly are getting their award for their stupidity:
Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Two hundred and fourteen Connecticut residents who tried to comply with the new state laws but were late sending in their state designated “Assault Weapon” and “High Capacity Magazine” registration paperwork are now or will be, getting letters from CT State Police (CSP). If it is the one above their options will be few… they need to destroy, turn in, sell or remove their personal property from Connecticut or face the law.Image of the purported letter at the link.
Those who fail to do so could face serious criminal penalties. Once people realize they can’t keep the guns and magazines, they’re going to get rid of them, Michael P. Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, says.
This is what happens if you blithely assume that your civil servants are acting in your best interests and simply do as they tell you. You get screwed.
Kudos to the 300,000-odd Connecticut gun owners who ignored this blatant infringement.
I have to wonder about the reality of that letter they show - it would be so easy to say you "removed" the offending gun or magazine from the state.
Like many Canadian gun owners supposedly "lost" their guns out of boats...