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State Police collect soon-to-be-banned firearm bump stocks

September 17, 2018

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police barracks are accepting rapid-fire devices attached to guns known as bump stocks that will become illegal on Oct. 1 under new state gun restrictions.

The state police say the law directs the Department of Public Safety to collect bump stocks from people who want to get rid of them.

Owners of the devices may anonymously drop them off for disposal at 10 state police barracks from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The bump stocks must be removed from the firearms.

The state police say the devices will be held in a secure area in the barracks pending destruction.

The Legislature passed gun restrictions this year requiring universal background checks, increasing the age to buy firearms and banning high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.

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