Sunday and Monday were bump-stock buyback days at the Wenatchee headquarters of the Washington State Patrol.
Business wasn’t exactly brisk, but as of late Monday morning there had been 15 bump stocks turned in for $150 each, said Trooper John Bryant.
Bump stocks are devices used to make semi-automatic rifles fire more rapidly. They become illegal nationally March 26.
Bryant said other areas in the state saw greater interest, with Tacoma running out of vouchers. The Legislature allotted $150,000 for the program, with about a third of that spent on Sunday, the first day, Bryant said.
There will be a second round of the buybacks March 24-25, but the nearest State Patrol office accepting the bump stocks on those days will be Ellensburg.
Bryant said it is likely some of Wenatchee’s vouchers will be sent to Tacoma.