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Artículo Sale on rapid fire rifle device draws criticism in light of Florida school shooting News


Sale on rapid fire rifle device draws criticism in light of Florida school shooting



Slide Fire Solutions in Texas is offering a 10% discount with the code MAGA, a nod to Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan

Anna Freeman

19 Febrero 2018 16:24

While the US still mourns the innocent victims of a callous shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, a gun store in Texas is offering money off dangerous equipment for firearms in an apparent ode to Donald Trump.

It’s Presidents’ Day in America and a sale on bump stocks, the device the Las Vegas shooter put on his rifles when he slaughtered 58 people, is causing outrage. Slide Fire Solutions, the device’s manufacturer, is offering 10% off with the coupon code MAGA.

MAGA is believed to be a not to the campaign slogan of President Trump, who promised to ‘Make America Great Again’, and has been almost silent among angry calls for increased gun control laws.

‘#HeresToFreedom,’ Slide Fire Solutions also wrote in a marketing email announcing the sale, possibly making reference to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution referring to a pre-existing right to keep and bear arms.

A bump stock makes semi-automatic rifles fire faster and experts say they have no self-defence value, since they make guns very hard to fire accurately.

A few days after the Las Vegas shooting, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was ‘open’ to a conversation about what to do about bump stocks and similar devices. ‘We would like to see a clear understanding of the facts.’