The law has created lines at Public Safety Buildings as gun owners carry their weapons to have them registered. The fact that no one has been shot while standing in line challenges the notion that guns are the cause of violence.
People wait in line to register guns before new laws go into effect
By Karen Lee and Joseph Wenzel IV / WFSB-TV
There are only five more days until the new gun laws go into effect for our state, that means a dash to register assault weapons or high capacity magazines.
A long line of people stood outside of the Public Safety Building in Middletown all day Thursday to register firearms.
Specifically, anything the state considers an assault weapon or a high capacity magazine must be registered before Jan. 1, 2014.
"If they were trying to make them illegal, I'd have a real issue, but if they want to just know where they are, that's fine with me," said Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines.
"I understand why they're doing it, but I don't think it's constitutional," said Scott Boccio, who was registering guns.
The controversial law was created last year after 20 children and six adults lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
None of the people Eyewitness News spoke with thinks this is going to reduce gun violence. They believe it's only hurting law abiding citizens.
"If people are going to do things illegally, they're not going to be here registering their gun," said Jared Krajewski, who was registering guns.
"Unless you change everything, and make it England and take everything away, I don't see how they're going to stop it," Boccio said.
Like it or not, the deadline is coming fast and Connecticut State Police said if you want to cut down on the wait time, make sure all forms are taken care of.
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