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.
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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.