While the national debate over bumpfire stocks is still open, the devices themselves under review by the ATF, and silence largerly resonates from the U.S. Congress several states and local municipalities did enact controls after the Las Vegas attack.
Massachusetts took a scorched earth approach to the rifle stocks and trigger cranks with a statewide prohibition. Currently owned devices would not receive grandfathering. It was made immediately illegal to sell or transfer the stocks back in November but the deadline for turnover just passed.
The deadline for compliance was February 1st.
The Massachusetts State Police were handed three. The full article from The Maven.
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security sent letters to all licensed gun owners within the state of Massachusetts in December of 2017 to notify them that bump stock and trigger crank accessories would need to be surrendered to law enforcement agencies by Feb. 1.
In similar form to the California high capacity magazine ban and the New York SAFE act there is increasing evidence of the of mass noncompliance. Irish Democracy.
I don’t know how popular the largely gimmick novelty stocks were in the state but count me as skeptical that the one turned into Essex PD and the three to Massachusetts State Police were the whole state’s privately held inventory.
Gun owners seem to have stopped caring about rules they find ineffectual, overreaching, and asinine. In spite of Massachusetts’ up to 20 year prison sentence, residents have held onto or otherwise moved (illegally since November) their property.
What does the State do now? What can they do now? And how does this offer insight into the national attitude should a nation wide rule be implemented?