Second & Final DE Bump Stock & Trigger Crank Buyback Set Statewide Wed, Nov 7

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Two bump stock and trigger crank buyback events will be held for Delaware residents on November 3rd and November 7th. In June, Governor John Carney signed House Bill 300, making the possession of a bump stock or trigger crank illegal in the State.

The law mandates that Delaware residents relinquish these weapons to law enforcement, and establishes a limited buyback program during which Delaware residents are eligible to receive $100 for a bump stock and $15 for a trigger crank.  After these two events, the devices will be illegal in the state.

The buyback program is for Delaware residents only. The program is only intended for individuals and does not apply to wholesale, retail, manufacturers, and distributor business entities. Anonymous relinquishments will be permitted. However, no compensation will be provided. Compensation is not permitted for homemade bump stocks or trigger cranks.

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) will host the following two buy back events:

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
LOCATIONS:

  • Sussex County: Delaware State Police, Troop 4 – 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Kent County: Delaware State Police, Troop 3 – 3759 South State Street, Camden, DE 19934
  • New Castle County: Delaware State Police, Troop 2 – 100 Lagrange Avenue, Newark, DE 19702

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
LOCATIONS:

  • Sussex County: Delaware State Police, Troop 4 – 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Kent County: Delaware State Police, Troop 3 – 3759 South State Street, Camden, DE 19934
  • New Castle County: Delaware State Police, Troop 2 – 100 Lagrange Avenue, Newark, DE 19702

Program participants are reminded to strictly adhere to the following instructions:

  • Bump stocks and trigger cranks must be detached from the weapon
  • Do not bring any weapons to the buyback events
  • Delaware residents must bring a valid photo Delaware identification card to receive compensation

Residents who plan to participate in the program are asked to contact the Department of Safety and Homeland Security at 302-744-2690 or via email to terry.pepper@state.de.us.

A bump stock is defined as an after-market device that increases the rate of fire achievable with a semi-automatic rifle by using energy from the recoil of the weapon to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger. A trigger crank is defined as an aftermarket device designed and intended to be added to a semi-automatic rifle as a crank operated trigger actuator capable of triggering multiple shots with a single rotation of the crank.