- Associated Press - Thursday, February 20, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The co-chairmen of a key Connecticut legislative committee say there are no plans to take up numerous gun-related bills filed this session.

Rep. Stephen Dargan said Thursday the Public Safety Committee’s main concern was to ensure help for people who mailed their applications in time to register assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines but still missed a Jan. 1 deadline.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection recently announced it will accept applications signed and notarized on or before Jan. 1 and postmarked by Jan. 4.

Dargan and Sen. Joan Hartley said bills were filed to repeal last year’s gun control law following the Newtown school shooting. But both said there was little interest in tackling gun legislation this session.

Gun-related amendments are still expected to be filed.

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