Officials in Connecticut are asking owners of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to hand them to the police.
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection have sent letters to owners who failed to register their weapons by a January 1st deadline, as part of new gun control laws.
Officials offered advice on what to do now with the weapons and magazines.
The letter says gun owners are in compliance with the new state law if their items are no longer in Connecticut or were sold to an authorized gun dealer.
Those who fail to comply face charges of possessing an unregistered assault weapon and/or high capacity magazine.
Commissioner Dora Schriro denied rumors DESPP is confiscating weapons.