Connecticut's knee-jerk reaction to "assault weapons" continues with a shocking letter sent to residents who applied for an assault weapon certification and large capacity magazine declaration. Basically the state squashes the 2nd Amendment.

The letters tell guns and ammunition owners to break them, sell them, keep them in a different state or to turn them over to law enforcement.

According to The Day Connecticut, more than 200 people who tried to register their assault-style guns or declare ownership of high-capacity magazines but missed the Jan. 1 deadline are getting letters from the state police.

The letters are not a warning, but a notification that their application was rejected, according to state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.

"It just gives them their options," he said. "Right now we're just trying to help everyone abide by the law. There's nothing more than that."

The letters, signed by Lt. Eric Cooke, commander of the special licensing and firearms unit, are being sent out even as the task of sifting through the thousands of applications and declarations continues.

According to estimates, only about 15 percent of rifles owned by Connecticut citizens were registered by last year. The Courant reported, "No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000."

Gun owners in Connecticut continue to practice civil disobedience. They refused to comply with a law they consider to be a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights.

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