Thursday, October 5, 2017
It's no surprise that the NRA endorsed "regulating" the bump stock when you remember that the NRA doesn't lobby for "gun lovers" — it lobbies for gun manufacturers. The bump stock isn't marketed by gun companies — it's an aftermarket add-on that provides no profits at all to the major players.
Don't feel sad for Slide Fire® or the other small businesses that produce these items, though. Bump stocks were slow sellers until Stephen Paddock made them a must-have item for all the paranoids and toy soldiers who previously hadn't realized just how much they needed them. Now they've sold out, and the aftermarket sellers have plenty of capital to invest in technology that legally can convert a shotgun into a bazooka.