‘Bump Stock’ Manufacturer Sued Over Vegas Shooting

A company that makes “bump fire stocks” that allow rifles to fire like fully automatic weapons is being sued by a group of people who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas where 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded. 

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Undated photo shows Eric Paddock at left with his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock at right. Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, killing dozens and wounding hundreds.

The suit, one of the first of what is sure to be a staggering number related to the Las Vegas shooting, was filed Friday in Clark County District Court against Slide Fire Solutions LP, a representative from law Eglet-Prince confirmed to Pollstar.

“Paddock could not have injured so many people without a bump stock,” the complaint alleges. “Paddock may not have launched his military-style assault without a bump stock. There are people who were killed, injured, and suffered emotional distress who would not have been, if Paddock had not possessed a bump stock.”

There are three plaintiffs named in the suit, which was filed on behalf of themselves and others who attended the concert.  They are suing for product liability, negligence, emotional distress and public nuisance. 

The complaint seeks class action status, punitive damages and the establishment of a court supervised program for medical and psychological monitoring program for all class members at the defendant’s expense, according to the complaint obtained by Pollstar.


Police say shooter Stephen Paddock had an arsenal of weapons, including some equipped with bump fire stocks, in his hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, from which he fired upon thousands during Jason Aldean’s Oct. 1 headlining set.

A note on Slide Fire Solutions’ website says, “We have temporarily suspended new orders to provide the best service with those already placed. Current orders are being processed and shipped as quickly as possible,” and provides an email address to be notified when they will be available again. The website advertises stocks for AR-15, AK-47 and other rifles.

Pollstar email sent to Slide Fire Solutions was not returned at press time.