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Most Bump Stocks Are Made in Tiny Texas Town

In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, bump stocks are making headlines around the world.

The Las Vegas gunman had bump stock devices attached to the weapons he used to kill dozens and injure hundreds of people at a concert festival Sunday night.

The devices are legal and are used in order to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic weapon.

Now, some legislators and even the National Rifle Association have signaled they might support a ban on bump stocks.

Most bump stocks are made in a factory in the tiny town of Moran, Texas, about two hours west of Fort Worth, where the population is fewer than 300 people.

The town's biggest employer, Slide Fire Solutions, sits along a country road that looks out over cattle grazing. It is one of the main manufacturers of bump stocks.

"I don't think any of us gun supporters have a problem with terminating the use of a bump stock," said gun enthusiast and Moran rancher Wayne Morgan.

But the congressman who represents Moran was not so sure.

"Sometimes we have too much of a knee jerk reaction," said Republican Rep. Jodey Arrington. "What needs to happen is take a step back, and decide what is appropriate."

There is some dust on Moran's small town Texas charm, as businesses have been abandoned. Those who are left worry what will happen if government regulations impact the town's biggest business.

"A lot of people that work out of there, they would eventually have to move out of Moran," said Linda Hebel, who has lived there for 27 years. "We'd be nothing."

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