(NEWSER– The vast majority of assault weapon owners in Connecticut appear to have totally ignored the state's new law requiring them to register the guns. Police received 47,916 permit applications by the Dec, 31 deadline, reports Dan Haar at the Hartford Courant, which sounds like a lot—until you realize that by some estimates there are many as 350,000 assault weapons in the state. That means that tens of thousands of people have now committed Class D felonies—in some cases, possibly without having realized it.

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