More than 51,000 assault rifles registered in state
Someone in Connecticut owns 179 assault rifles, but if he’s your neighbor, you may never know.
Another state resident has 175 of the semi-automatic rifles that can fire 30 rounds in 15 seconds, like the gun Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A third firearms enthusiast keeps nearly 544,000 high-capacity magazines.
In fact, according to a Hearst Connecticut Media investigation into registration records, there were 51,763 assault weapons in private hands statewide at the end of August — enough to equip an army. In addition, 40,491 residents filed paperwork showing they owned ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.
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