Bump stock maker to shut down website, stop taking orders
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The inventor and manufacturer of the bump stock announced it will shut down its website and stop taking orders for the accessory.

“On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight CDT, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website,” Slide Fire Solutions said in a statement on its website, USA Today reported.

“Orders placed prior to May 20th, 2018 will all be processed and shipped. We thank you for your support.”

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Bump stocks, a device which allows semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly, were used by the gunman last year who opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

More than 50 people were killed in the Las Vegas shooting, which was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Last month, President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE announced that the Department of Justice would issue a rule banning the controversial devices.

The president said he was directing the Justice Department to reverse a 2010 decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that classified bump stocks as firearm parts, which would allow the devices to be banned under current laws that prohibit owning fully automatic weapons.

"Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period," Trump tweeted last month.

"We will BAN all devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns."

Several lawmakers had proposed a ban on the devices in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.