WATERBURY, Vt. (NEWS10) – Vermont State Police will begin accepting “bump-fire stocks” from the public.
Police say the collection program is voluntary and anonymous.
The program comes after the passage of a new firearms law which bans the possession of bump-fire stocks in the state. Police say the state defines these devices as the following, “a butt stock designed to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm and intended to increase the rate of fire achievable with the firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm by using the energy from the recoil of the firearm to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates the repeated activation of the trigger.”
People may turn in these devices during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at any of the Vermont State Police barracks.
Police say bump-fire stocks cannot be attached to a firearm when brought to a barracks for disposal. The devices must be removed from firearms before entering the barracks.
Under the new law, anyone found in possession of a bump-fire stock can face a year in prison and $1,000 in fines.