One month after the Las Vegas massacre, one of the only manufacturers of bump stocks—the controversial firearm accessory that gunman Stephen Paddock used to dramatically increase his killing capacity—has put them back on the market.
In an email promotion sent to subscribers on Tuesday, the company, Slide Fire, announced it would resume selling their popular device, which effectively allows semi-automatic rifles to function as if they were full automatic.
In the days immediately following Paddock’s Las Vegas rampage, sales for bump stocks had actually spiked. But, as The Hill reported, Slide Fire had stopped selling the device after its stock ran out. A month later, though, efforts to legislate the sale of bump stocks have stagnated, and the company seems to think the coast is clear.
“We would like to take the time to thank all of our customers for their patience and support throughout this past month,” Slide Fire wrote in its message, obtained by The Trace. (The site says that Slide Fire is one of just two companies known to sell bump stocks.)
“We will be sending further notifications as more products become available,” the email continued. “Keep in mind that inventory is limited, and items may be removed or added to the website as necessary.”
The company’s website also lists a “limited supply of stocks” currently available.
The same day Slide Fire announced its products were back on the market, a bipartisan House bill was introduced that would regulate—but not ban—their sale, through background checks and finger printing.
“We must do everything in our power to prevent the kind of evil we see in horrifying incidents like the Las Vegas shootings, and resolve as a nation to confront this evil through meaningful, bipartisan legislative action and an ongoing commitment to keep our communities safe from gun violence,” Bill cosponsor Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (D-PA) said about the proposed legislation.
For the time being, however, the ability to upgrade an already insanely-powerful AR-15 into a true mass murder machine is just a click away.