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No bump stocks turned in to Denver police after ban

No bump stocks turned in to Denver police after ban
Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-18 10:24:06-04

DENVER (AP) — No bump stocks have been turned over to Denver authorities after the city banned the accessories used in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds.

Denver Police police last month invited city residents to turn in any bump stocks in their possession but Denverite reports that none have been handed over.

The ban on bump stocks approved by the city council in January was considered largely symbolic. Denver had previously banned the types of semi-automatic rifles that can be modified with bump stocks.

The council also made it illegal in most situations to possess magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition.

Fines, possible jail time for not turning them in

While the ban on bump stocks is largely symbolic, Denver police do say not turning them in  could incur a fine between $100 and $999 or be subjected to spend between 10 to 180 days in jail.

The department defines bump stocks as “any device for a pistol, rifle, or shotgun that increases the rate of fire achievable with such weapon by using energy from the recoil of the weapon to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger.”