Bump stocks fly off shelves in Colorado gun shops after talk of possible regulations

Posted at 10:40 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 00:40:48-04

DENVER -- As Las Vegas works to recover, the gun debate has moved to Capitol Hill. The early focus is talk of banning bump fire stocks, the devices the Mandalay Bay gunman used to make his weapon fire as fast as a machine gun.

On Thursday, an unexpected statement from the NRA calling for additional regulations and now gun shops across the country are seeing bump stocks flying off the shelves.

President Trump said Thursday his administration is looking into whether or not the devices should be banned.

The call to ban the devices comes after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The Las Vegas gunman had 12 legal rifles modified with bump stock attachments. They allowed his rifles to act like an automatic weapon, firing hundreds of rounds per minute.

The NRA released a statement Thursday, in part reading:

"The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations."

But there has been a wide range of responses from different gun shops here in Colorado.

An employee of Triple J Armory in Littleton told Denver 7 the gun store is out of stock of the bump stocks.

In a statement sent to Denver7, The Colorado Gun Broker, also in Littleton, said, “We are all extremely upset with what happened in Las Vegas this week and our hearts are prayers go out to all the family's members and everyone involved. One the good side of a terrible situation though, we saw a ton of Americans standing up and helping individuals that had been hurt.”

Iron Horse Armory, located in Parker, told Denver 7 they never sold the accessory to begin with.