For more than a year, the Georgia Gun Store in Gainesville, Georgia, had no requests for a "bump stock" – an accessory that transforms a semi-automatic rifle into a weapon capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute.
But following Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, the shop fielded several calls from customers asking about the product, apparently out of concern that lawmakers may outlaw it. The store's owner, Kellie Weeks, said several distributors were out of stock when she called them seeking supplies.
"Anybody that wants to get them is probably just worried that they're going to be banned," said Weeks.
Authorities say the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had 12 rifles outfitted with bump stocks among the arsenal of weapons in his hotel room, and audio of the attack suggested he used weapons with rapid-fire capabilities.