The Courant op-ed - link and observations provided by ssgmarkcr
I came upon an editorial from a Connecticut newspaper that was discussing the what seems to be widespread refusal to register rifles that the law has now determined to be an assault weapon. We went into the scope of this problem in a previous posting.
One thing that struck me though was this little bit in the paper's recommendations for a course of action.
"But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered those guns in compliance with the new law."
So, depending on how the state government handles this, there is the potential for Connecticut to become the state which shows that gun rights advocates have a credible concern in regards to using registration to confiscate now illegal firearms and arrest gun owners. I don't envy the state government.