National gun control group sues bump stock maker
By Chris Eger
Slide Fire, based in Moran, Texas, patented their stocks in 2000 and since then has defended their niche in the marketplace (Photo: Slide Fire)
Seeking punitive damages, the Brady Center joined with survivors of the Route 91 Harvest shooting in filing a class action lawsuit against Slide Fire.
The suit names Slide Fire Solutions, who holds itself as the “sole patent holder of bump fire technology” with numerous patents registered, as the plaintiff along with yet-to-be-named retailers that sold the devices, a dozen of which were believed fitted to rifles used by Stephen Paddock to kill 58 and injure hundreds in Las Vegas earlier this month.
The suit, filed on behalf of three festival attendees in a Nevada District Court, claims Slide Fire negligently sold an unreasonably dangerous product, which created a public nuisance, asking the court to order the company to foot the bill for victims’ counseling and other treatments and pay punitive damages.
“The people who attended the concert have suffered so much already,” said Kristin Brown and Avery Gardiner, co-presidents of the Brady Campaign in a statement. “The physical injuries are staggering, and we know the emotional injuries can be equally severe and long-term.”
In their 30-page complaint, the group argues that,