Bump Stocks Turned In or Destroyed as Ban Takes Effect
Anyone in possession of a bump stock from now on can be charged with a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices. Washington state’s buyback program was so popular it ran out of money. One dealer held a “Viking funeral” for his last bump stock, pouring a can of beer on it and then melting it down with a flamethrower. A nationwide ban took effect Tuesday on bump stocks, the attachment used by the…