Originally Posted By tommyt:
So WTF is an affidavit? A notarized letter?
Its just a sworn statement, usually given for legal and/or financial reasons.
It's your word given under oath, and if its not truthful you can often be punished. That's why the state wants it for the new gun rules, so they can bust on people they determine to be liars later on. A false statement under oath is a crime in itself according to the CT statutes.
A notary is more like an (authorized/official) public witness to you actually being the one bringing forth the letter/application of yours and signing it.
Not every sworn statement has to be notarized, it depends on what its for.
I just made one sworn statement for the firearms and magazines, not 2 separate ones. I then had it notarized, assuming that a notary is required for a sworn statement when the state is involved.