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Conn. lawmakers want gun registration law extended

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published December 30. 2013 5:20PM   Updated December 30. 2013 5:22PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several Republican state lawmakers say Connecticut should extend the looming deadline for when people have to register certain weapons and ammunition magazines under a new law.

Rep. Rob Sampson of Wolcott said lawful gun owners are trying to follow the law, enacted in response to last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But he said certain parts of the law are "vague and extremely subjective."

As of Monday, the deadline was still midnight on Tuesday to register certain weapons considered assault weapons under the new law, as well as magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said about 25,000 assault weapons had been registered as of last Wednesday. He said 17,000 people have registered high-capacity magazines, some registering as many as 100.

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