The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Washington State Patrol (WSP) with the Bump Stock Buy-Back Program which gives Washington State residents an opportunity to turn in their bump stocks before the federal law banning the devices takes effect on March 26, 2019.
Residents can visit the Sheriff’s main office at the county courthouse in Port Angeles on March 18-22 and March 25 between 8:30 am and 4:30 p.m. to turn in their bump-stocks for a written receipt. The resident must have a valid mailing address and provide an official Washington driver’s license and/or identification card.
The resident can then bring the official receipt in person or mail to a designated WSP office and get a voucher from the WSP for $150. Once their voucher is processed by the WSP, the WSP will mail the resident a check for $150 for each bump stock they turn in. The WSP reports there is a limit of five bump stocks per resident, and all vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the $150,000 appropriated in Senate Bill 5954 has been distributed, no more funds will be available.
Please view the WSP website www.wsp.wa.gov/buyback for the list of WSP offices issuing the $150 voucher. Residents may also turn in their bump stock directly to one of the listed WSP offices for a promptly issued voucher. The local Port Angeles office is not accepting bump stocks nor issuing the voucher.
The Sheriff’s Office will destroy the bump stocks that are turned in to their office.