A top manufacturer of bump stocks has resumed its sale of the gun accessory just one month after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in U.S. history.
Slide Fire Solutions announced Tuesday in an email promotion that it would resume limited sales of the accessory, according to The Trace. Stephen Paddock, the shooter behind the massacre, equipped his semi-automatic weapons with the devices to mimic the rate of fire of an automatic weapon. His attack on an outdoor country music festival left 58 people dead.
Following the shooting on Oct. 1, the retailer stopped selling the accessories once their stock ran out. While the item is usually widely available and inexpensive, prices skyrocketed as gun owners sought to buy up remaining inventories amid calls by lawmakers for a ban on bump stocks, The Trace reported.
A new bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday would seek to limit the sale and use of bump stocks through extensive background checks, registration and fingerprint scanning locks. However, the bill would not outright ban the accessory.
The bill, sponsored by Reps. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickFifth House Republican comes out in support of bipartisan infrastructure bill Democratic leaders racing toward Monday infrastructure vote House GOP to whip against bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE (R-Pa.), Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) and Dave Trott (R-Mich.), follows a previous bipartisan proposal in the House and a Democrat-led push in the Senate that have both stalled since the shooting.