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Bump stock owners in Tacoma can seek $150 reimbursement from the state this month

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Deadly shootings bring to light use of "bump stocks,” which allow a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic ones. Critics say that the device disregards current federal restrictions on automatic guns, but a gun store owner in Texas disagrees.

Owners of bump stocks can turn them into the Washington State Patrol this month and receive vouchers for reimbursement.

Bump stocks are devices that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire at a rate approaching fully automatic.

The devices are outlawed in Washington. The Legislature has set aside $150,000 this year for a bump stock buyback program.

The State Patrol plans to accept bump stocks around the state on March 17-18 and March 24-25. In Tacoma, bump-stock owners can go to the State Patrol office, 2502 112th St. E., on those days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s first come, first served.

People will get a voucher to receive $150 in the mail. More information can be found at www.wsp.wa.gov/buyback.

The State Patrol has said it will accept receipts for the $150 reimbursements from bump-stock owners who turn them in to the ATF or other law enforcement agencies through June 30 or when all of the state funds are spent — whichever happens first.

Individuals are limited to each receiving reimbursements for up to five bump stocks.

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