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Plaintiffs In Bump Stock Case Amend Lawsuit

A Las Vegas judge’s dismissal without prejudice of a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of the bump stocks used by One October shooter Stephen Paddock is allowing the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint. 

The suit was initially filed on Oct. 6, 2017, but was amended last week. 

The suit alleges that Slide Fire Limited unlawfully marketed and sold bump stocks to Stephen Paddock before he committed the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

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The plaintiffs also alleged that Slide Fire had violated Nevada law by falsely representing the safety and nature of its products, including suggesting that bump stocks were approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives. 

In 2010, Slide Fire said it sent a letter to the ATF explaining how bump stocks can assist with mobility.  According to court documents, when the ATF reviewed the device, it concluded the device did not need to be regulated as a firearm under the National Firearms or Gun Control acts.