Yes, well you knew it was only a matter of time. Three people who were at the concert last week on which Stephen Paddock rained gunfire from his Mandalay Bay hotel room have sued Slide Fire Solutions, apparently the maker of the bump fire stocks used in the shooting spree.
The plaintiffs are suing for product liability, negligence, emotional distress, and public nuisance.
The company temporarily suspended taking new orders “in order to provide the best services with those already placed.”
The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was enacted to shield firearms makers against suits resulting when their otherwise legal products are used by criminals to injure or kill. The PLCAA, however, does not extend its protections to accessory makers.
Again, this suit has been brought by only three of the 20,000+ people who were there that night. You have to expect a good deal more will be filed in the days and weeks to come against not only Slide Fire, but also likely Mandalay Bay and possibly even the makers of the rifles Paddock used as well. It wouldn’t be the first time a plaintiff has disregarded the PLCAA and sued a gun company anyway.