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Reno gun store says it has seen increase of interest in bump stocks

Bump stocks used by Las Vegs shooter
Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 21:51:35-04

A gun store in Reno is claiming that the interest in bump stocks has gone up since the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Bump stocks have been flying off the shelves at gun stores around the country since it was revealed that suspected mass shooter Stephen Paddock used them when he killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Bump stocks were reportedly attached to 12 of the weapons that was found in Paddock's room at Mandalay Bay.


Maccabee Arms claims that they have seen a big increase in interest because people are worried that the bump stocks will be outlawed because of the mass shooting.

The device allows semi-automatics to fire about 30 percent faster, according to the owner of Maccabee.

Republicans announced early Thursday morning that they are open to legislation banning bump stocks. Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Repubican in the House, gave his support to the idea a few hours later during an interview with MSNBC. Shortly after, the White House announced the President Trump welcomes a review of U.S. policy on bump stocks.

The National Rifle Association said on Thursday that bump stocks should be "subject to additional regulations."

Bump stocks do not mechanically alter a gun. So, even if they are outlawed, it won't necessarily stop them from being used. It is fairly easy to find instructions and how-to videos online.

Maccabee Arms usually sells the bump stocks for $110 to $350. However, they are on back order at this time.