If you are transferring ownership of a rifle that is not registered and is not required to be registered from one person to another, there is nothing to be done.<quoted text>It's not a red herring--by the way, that means false clue--ALL private sellers should be required to do ALL the things that a dealer must do...you know, those things you have to do when you make a private car sale. You wouldn't be required to check into the car buyer's mental health background either. You didn't even refer to the ban on high volume magazines or drums...you think you need a thirty round clip to go bird hunting?
High volume magazines do not make a rifle an "assault weapon" under the CT law or the expired federal ban. The gun used in CT was not an "assault weapon" as defined by law.
Many people own firearms for purposes other than hunting.