Slide Fire is a small company with one major product: the now infamous bump stock. Following the horrific events of October 1 in Las Vegas, the company all but shut down as their products were basically purged from numerous retail outlets.
The one hint that the company wasn’t done for, however, was when the company took a limited number of orders recently. However, “limited” isn’t quite the same thing as “back.”
Slide Fire, the inventor of the now-infamous bump stock, will resume sales Cyber Monday.
The Texas-based company sent an email this week detailing its plan to release a slew of limited inventory starting midnight Nov. 27, warning customers it expects “high traffic volume.”
It’s only the second time in nearly eight weeks Slide Fire has accepted new orders — a side effect of the ongoing public backlash since its flagship product became synonymous with the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history.
Some 58 people died and more than 500 were wounded Oct. 1 when a 64-year-old gunman fired into a country music festival from his hotel suite 32 stories above the Vegas strip. Bump stocks — a legal gun modification known to increase the rate of fire — promptly soared from obscurity into national headlines after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed 12 of the modifiers were found in the shooter’s two-room suite at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Major retailers, including Walmart and Cabela’s, pulled the devices from store shelves in the days after the shooting. Slide Fire, likewise, suspended new orders on its website for most of the month. In an Oct. 31 email promotion, Business Insider reports the company said it would resume selling a “limited release” of two bump stock models for $179.95. Slide Fire was briefly accepting new orders later that same week, Guns.com previously reported.
The email promotion sent Monday doesn’t specify which of Slide Fire’s products would be available for Cyber Monday — or at what price. In addition to bump stocks, the company sells t-shirts and hats featuring Slide Fire’s “Freedom Unleashed” motto.
This is excellent news, even if you have no interested in bump stocks. I, personally, will be picking up something on Monday just to support a small business that has seen its signature product vilified by the actions of a maniac through no fault of their own.
I don’t care about bump stocks personally, but I don’t like the idea of the government infringing on our supposedly uninfringeable right to keep and bear arms, and I care about the fact that Slide Fire is an employer who makes a legal product and provides jobs that puts food on the table for a lot of families.
Let’s show our support for Slide Fire this Monday so they know that no matter what the talking heads in the media say, there are still plenty of Americans who have their back.
Don’t want a stock? Then do like me and order a t-shirt or a hat, even if they’re not on sale. Let them know they’re not in this alone.