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Texas Company That Makes Bump Stocks In Spotlight After Las Vegas Shooting

Slide Fire Solutions, Inc., makes bump stocks, which allows semi-automatic rifles to fire like automatic weapons. There are calls to ban bump stocks after a dozen such devices were found with the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas. (Christopher Connelly/KERA)
Slide Fire Solutions, Inc., makes bump stocks, which allows semi-automatic rifles to fire like automatic weapons. There are calls to ban bump stocks after a dozen such devices were found with the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas. (Christopher Connelly/KERA)

Slide Fire Solutions, a leading maker of bump stocks, is facing scrutiny after a gunman added the device to his rifles on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas to make them more powerful.

The company is a large employer in the small town of Moran, Texas. Christopher Connelly( @hithisischris) of KERA asked residents what they think about calls to ban bump stocks and what it might mean for their town.

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