[Ed. – This may be a move by the retailers — but it could also be that people have been buying them up so fast they really are, legitimately, unavailable now. I’ve been seeing on the news all day (Wednesday) that customers are rushing to snap them up.]
Bump stocks and recoil pads are increasingly “no longer available” online across the country’s largest recreational firearm retailers including Walmart, Bass Pro Shops and also Cabela’s – where alleged Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock reportedly purchased the semiautomatic weapon product.
So-called “bump stocks” have become “unavailable” on the online hunting equipment stores despite being available as recently as 24 hours after Paddock opened fire from Mandalay Bay and killed at least 59 people Sunday night. Since then, Walmart, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops have all placed “no longer available” under all Slide Fire Solutions search listings – the company that first produced bump fire stocks. Images of the shooter’s weapon cache first appeared online from Boston Fox 25 on Monday, with bump stocks and several other modifications clearly made to the weapons.