Local gun store puts temporary halt on bump stock sales after Vegas mass shooting
Posted 12:25 p.m. Thursday
Mobile, AL — A local gun store is putting a temporary halt on the sale of "bump stocks" in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting that left nearly 60 people dead and hundreds injured.
The Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock, had several rifles mounted with bump stocks, which are an attachment that allows rapid fire from the weapon.
McCoy Outdoor Company in Mobile has stopped its sales of the device for now.
"We carry them for a lot of guys who just like to go out and have fun in the woods and shoot targets and things like that. Obviously, with the tragedy out in Las Vegas, they are a little hard to come by. We are just staying away from them for now," said Chip Dupree, ATF Compliance Officer with McCoy Outdoor Company. "We kept them in stock before the incident, but since then, we have not restocked. We don't know if we are going to or not."
According to an exclusive FOX10 News Strategy and Research Survey of 2,000 residents in both Mobile and Baldwin counties, 66% believe modifications like bump stocks should be illegal. To read the full results of that survey, click here.
Bump stocks have become the center of a controversial national debate that has captured the attention of lawmakers in Washington D.C. and sparked a lawsuit from a gun control group in Nevada.
No matter where you stand on the issue, everyone can agree that the mass shooting in Vegas was a horrific tragedy.
"I feel terrible for all those people out there," said Dupree. "They were out there enjoying themselves and having a good time. I don't know if there's anybody in the country who doesn't feel the same way."