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Bump stock manufacturer seeks Las Vegas shooter's estate

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 17:52:26-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, the firearm attachments used by the Las Vegas gunman in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, has filed a claim against the deceased gunman's estate that could divert money expected to go to victims' families.

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Slide Fire Solutions says in a court filing that it may be entitled to a portion of Stephen Paddock's estimated $1 million estate, arguing that Paddock's estate should share in any damages the bump stock manufacturer is ordered to pay in a separate class-action lawsuit stemming from the 2017 shooting in which 58 people were killed.