Cabela’s won’t sell bump stocks anymore
By Christen Smith
The Nebraska-based outdoor retailer removed bump stocks from its website Oct. 3 — two days after the deadliest mass shooting in American history left 59 dead and 489 injured in Las Vegas. (Photo: Cabela’s)
Cabela’s finally addressed its sudden decision to pull bump stocks from its inventory in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner last week.
The Nebraska-based outdoor retailer removed the gun modifications from its website Oct. 3 — two days after a lone gunman rained bullets down into a crowded country music festival from a high rise hotel on the Las Vegas strip, killing 58 and wounding 489 others.
“On Tuesday, October 3, Cabela’s initiated the process of discontinuing the sale of these devices at all retail locations and online,” the company wrote in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner Friday. “We agree with the National Rifle Association and others that the sale of such devices should be subject to additional regulation.”
Bump stocks, legal devices that mimic automatic gunfire, made headlines last week after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed 12 of the modifiers were found in the 64-year-old gunman’s two-room suite on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay and Casino.
Typically retailing for as little $99, major retailers