When we published the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Emergency Protection’s letter to gun owners (above) whose registration documents had missed the state-imposed December 31, 2013 deadline, some poo-poo’d. They claimed it was a Photoshop phony, concocted to enflame the situation. Shameless link bait intended to drive up traffic. Calls to various state sources yielded conflicting answers as to its authenticity/existence. But now comes confirmation from nbcconnecticut.com that the letters are, in fact, authentic. And they have, in reality, been sent to Constitution State gun owners. “Those who fail to comply face charges of possessing an unregistered assault weapon and/or high capacity magazine.” If the state’s intent is – at some point – to confiscate the now-illegal firearms and magazines, notification by letter to offending gun owners would be the logical first step. This will all end in tears.