HOLDEN – One local police chief sent a message through Twitter to inform residents how to dispose of bump stocks.
It’s now illegal to own a bump stock in the United States.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, “The device causes the weapon’s cycling firing rate to mimic nearly continuous automatic fire.”
People who own a bump stock have 90 days to get rid of of it, according to Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley,
Greeley sent out a tweet — reminding those who live in Holden the devices are now illegal to own.
“What we’re asking now is if people have them, they have two options really. Either turn them into the local ATF office, or destroy them. If they are not comfortable with either of those things, they can turn them into the Holden police department and we can destroy them on their behalf,” said Chief Greeley.
So far, Holden police have only received one bump stock.
According to federal law, anyone who has a bump stock is subject to significant fines and up to 10 years in prison, Greeley said.