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Not one bump stock was turned in since they were banned in Rhode Island, state police say

Ryan Liskey, of Harrisonburg, Va., shows off a bump stock in his home. Steve Helber/Associated Press/Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State police in Rhode Island say no one has turned in bump stocks that enable semi-automatic weapons to mimic a fully automatic one since a state ban was enacted this summer.

WPRI-TV reports that state police haven’t received any of the gun devices, which are required to be destroyed or handed into local law enforcement agencies under a law Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed last June.

But the station said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms wouldn’t say how many Rhode Islanders have turned in their bump stocks.

Rhode Island’s law was passed in the wake of the 2017 massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival where 58 people died. A federal ban of bump stocks issued by Republican President Donald Trump’s administration also took effect Tuesday.