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How To Destroy And Where To Turn In Bump Stocks In North Carolina

Anyone who owns or possesses a bump stock will have 90 days to destroy or deliver their devices to any ATF location after the Trump administration bans them under a federal law.
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A 7,62X39mm round sits next a a 30 round magazine and an AK-47 with a bump stock installed at Good Guys Gun and Range on February 21, 2018 in Orem, Utah.

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to ban bump stocks and other machine guns making them illegal to possess beginning in late March, the AP reports.

MORE: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Bump stocks allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms.

Anyone who owns or possesses a bump stock will have 90 days to destroy or deliver their devices to any ATF location after the Trump administration bans them under a federal law prohibiting machine guns.

According to ATF Charlotte spokesperson Corey Ray, anyone still in possession of a machine gun or bump stock “would be breaking the law.”

“After this 90-day period it will no longer be legal to own such a device, so they will be expected to either destroy or deliver that to an ATF location,” Ray explained.

Ray says the ATF advises if individuals choose to destroy a device themselves, they must ensure the device is no longer functional and can no longer be repaired to function again.

“The devices can be shredded, they can be crushed, they can be melted down, as long as it’s considered destructed,” Ray added.

Local law enforcement are not required to accept bump stocks, according to ATF, they may accept them from civilians, but eventually they are going to end up at ATF offices.

If you want to turn in or deliver your bump stocks, Ray recommends making an appointment to ensure an agent is available to meet you and take possession of those devices for you.

For more information, all locations and contacts, visit atf.gov.

Here is a list of ATF locations in or nearest to the Triad area (listed in order of proximity to zip code 27405):

Greensboro Field Office

1801 Stanley Road, Room 300

Greensboro, NC 27407

(336) 235-4900

Raleigh Field Office

4700 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 395

Raleigh, NC 27609-6200

(919) 719-2021

Roanoke Field Office

310 First Street SW

Roanoke, VA 24011

(540) 983-6920

Fayetteville Field Office

225 Green Street, Suite 300

Fayetteville, NC 28301

(910) 483-3030

Charlotte Field Division

6701 Carmel Road, Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28226

(704) 716-1800

Florence Satellite Office

401 West Evans Street, Room 208

Florence, SC 29501

(843) 292-0179

Bristol Field Office

1969 Lee Highway

Bristol, VA 24201

(276) 466-2727

Richmond I Field Office

1011 Boulders Spring Drive, Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23225-4950

(804) 200-4200

Asheville Satellite Office

151 Patton Avenue, Room 255

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 271-4075

Columbia Field Office

1835 Assembly Street, Room 309

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 251-4600

Richmond III Field Office

600 East Main Street, Suite 1401

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 775-4200

Wilmington, NC Field Office

3205 Randall Parkway, Suite 202

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 343-6801

Greenville Field Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 1802

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 282-2937

Greeneville Satellite Office

220 West Depot Street

Greeneville, TN 37743

(423) 639-6056

Charleston, WV Field Office

300 Summers Street, Suite 1400

Charleston, WV 25301-1624

(304) 340-7800