Slide Fire Solutions, the primary makers of bump fire stocks in the United States, has posted a notice on their site announcing plans to cease operations on May 20. The Texas-based manufacturer has been targeted by the media, politicians and gun control advocates since Stephen Paddock opened fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel on a concert crowd below using a bump fire stock.
The ATF is currently accepting comments on their plan to regulate bump fire stocks the same way they regulate machine guns. This, despite the bureau pronouncing the accessories legal back in 2010.
We tried to contact Slide Fire for comment, but they’re not accepting calls and their message system was full.
The Brady Campaign is exultant.
This is HUGE. @SlideFireSol will no longer be selling bump stocks! SlideFire is the original inventor and manufacturer of bump stocks and were sued by @BradyCenter just days after the Las Vegas shooting. –> https://t.co/OvxuIEqpIb @AaronSmithCNN
— Brady Campaign (@Bradybuzz) April 17, 2018
“Whether it was our lawsuit, business realities, or the impending federal regulation against bump stocks that led to this decision, we don’t know yet,” said Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Center, which is representing the plaintiffs alongside the Las Vegas law firm Eglet Prince. “I’m sure in the lawsuit, we’ll learn more about their announcement about closing their website and what they plan to do with their assets.”