If you’re one of the many Americans who haven’t recently touched your AR-15 and realized that you still have a bump stock attached, you have to remove the bump stock and destroy it or turn it in. This is a simple procedure, so don’t be intimidated about removing and destroying it.
In this How to Remove a Bump Stock Video, we will show you exactly how to remove a bump stock and what you need to do to destroy it or turn it in. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has provided Destruction Instructions as well the ability to locate the closest ATF Office in your area. At RW Arms, we’re doing everything we can to ensure all Americans are safe and compliant with all regulations.
For destruction, regardless of manufacturer or model, a bump stock must be made incapable of being readily restored to its intended function by, e.g., crushing, melting or shredding the bump stock.
Bump stocks may also be destroyed by cutting, so long as the bump stock is completely severed in the areas constituting critical design features, denoted by the red lines in the specific model of bump stock destruction diagrams that follow.
The bump stock must be completely severed in each area indicated by the red line.
Destroying a bump stock using any other method may be legally insufficient, such that continued possession of the device may violate 18 U.S.C. 922(o).
Find your local ATF Office
Current possessors also have the option to abandon bump-stock-type devices at the nearest ATF office. ATF advises that it is best to make an appointment beforehand with the nearest ATF office.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has locations in several field divisions across the continental United States and several territories. Each field division has several field and satellite offices that cover one or several states. Each office houses staff with specialized expertise to help you address questions or concerns regarding violent crime, federal firearms licensing and regulation, federal explosives licensing and investigation and arson investigations. To find the ATF office closest to you, please use the filterable list below.
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