We had no idea what a “bump stock” was a few days ago. And we should never have had to learn.
Essentially a bump stock is a rifle modification that makes a semi-automatic weapon fire with the speed of a fully automatic weapon. It’s what the Las Vegas shooter
This gun modification is at the moment completely legal, or as Slide Fire, the company that originated the design, puts it, bump stocks are “controllable, safe, and ATF approved!”
Well, that may not be true much longer. The NRA, possibly in an effort to pass the blame from guns in general to this one specific technology, has come out with a rare
However they want to play it politically, it’s actually an important point. These modifications did make the weapons used in Las Vegas that much more dangerous.
Well, now The Blast noticed that Slide Fire has actually suspended their sales!
In a message on their website, they inform consumers that they have decided to “temporarily suspend taking new orders.”
They may say it’s to “provide the best service” for existing orders, but we highly doubt the timing is a coincidence.
Maybe they were overloaded with orders by gun enthusiasts who heard about their use in the Vegas attack and decided they needed to have that on their guns.
Maybe they were told to hold off until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has given their product another look.
Maybe they saw what their product was being used for and grew a conscience?
We’ll have to wait and see.