DENVER, COLORADO — In January, Denver officials banned the use and possession of bump stocks after the Las Vegas shooting. Since then, the number of bump stocks handed over to authorities has been released.
The ban, which was largely regarded as symbolic, also included magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds. Whether or not any of those have been turned in remains unknown, but we can say that bump stocks are still with their rightful owners.
DPD’s message to gun owners in February was more of a suggestion than an order: “If Denver residents are in possession of a bump stock, and would like to turn-in their bump stock to the Denver Police Department, they can do so at any Denver Police Station.”
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