What’s Going To Happen To Bump Fire Stocks?

In wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Cabela’s and Walmart have both taken bump stocks out of their online catalogs.

Old links are still showing up on Google from both retailers advertising the bump stocks. However, clicking Walmart’s links trigger an error message, while clicking on Cabela’s shows the product as “sold out.” It is unclear whether each chain’s retail locations are still housing the Bump Fire Stocks or not.

In addition, manufacturer Slide Fire Solutions (which provides Bump Stocks to the two retailers, as well as to others) is now posting on its website that it is “temporarily suspending” all new Bump Fire orders.

According to Guns.com:

Federal authorities confirmed Tuesday 12 of the 23 guns recovered from 64-year-old Stephen Paddock’s hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino were modified with bump stocks — legal devices that mimic automatic fire. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced 47 guns Paddock owned back to retailers in Nevada, Utah and Texas.

Four days after the deadliest mass shooting in American history, however, authorities appear no closer to understanding why Paddock — a retired accountant and prolific gambler — opened fire from the windows of his hotel suite into a crowded country music festival 32 stories below, killing 59 and wounding nearly 500 others. He turned the gun on himself before a SWAT team could enter the room, leaving behind few clues as to his motivations.

“What we know is Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Wednesday. “He meticulously planned on the worst domestic attack in United States history.”

According to law enforcement, Paddock did not have a criminal background. He also did not have any apparent connections to terrorist organizations, and did not appear to have any significant interest in religious, guns, organization, or political party.

Aaron Rouse (FBI Special Agent) so far has not found any indication to the motives that made Paddock commit the Las Vegas shooting. In the meantime, he and Lombardo both ask the public for patience. They also ask that we ignore theories circulating on the internet regarding the shooter’s motives and purposes. They remain adamant that they will figure out Paddock’s intentions, no matter how long it takes.