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Indiegogo shuts down ‘bump stock for pistols’ crowdsourcing campaign

The Indiegogo campaign for a bump stock for Glocks has been shut down. (Screen Shot)
March 05, 2018 and

The Max Venom Product Group’s Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign for a “fast fire device” that works similarly to how a bump stock works on AR-15 rifles, but for Glocks, has been shut down. Colin Despins of Madison was seeking $25,000 for the device, which was estimated to be shipped in April.

The Washington Examiner last week reported on the campaign, but the Indiegogo funding effort has since been shut down, according to the website.

“This campaign has been closed by Trust and Safety due to a violation of our Terms of Use. The campaign will no longer be accepting contributions, and the Campaign Owners no longer have access to the campaign,” Indiegogo said.

The Indiegogo campaign for a bump stock for Glocks has been shut down. (Screen Shot)

According to its Terms of Use, the following campaigns are prohibited on Indiegogo:

Campaign Owners are not permitted to create a Campaign to raise funds for illegal activities, to cause harm to people or property, or to scam others. If the Campaign is claiming to do the impossible or it’s just plain phony, don’t post it. Users must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with their Campaigns, including offering Perks and using Contributions. Campaign Owners shall not make any false or misleading statements in connection with their Campaigns.

Campaign Owners must not: (1) include threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, or profane content in any Campaign, or content that is invasive of another’s privacy; (2) impersonate any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Indiegogo, or (3) infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any other person or entity, or violate any law or contract.

Political campaigns, electoral campaigns, and campaigns run by PACs (Political Action Committees) are also prohibited on Indiegogo.

Also, the site prohibits any “perk or offering” that is “any weapons, ammunition and related accessories.”

Indiegogo confirmed on Monday to American Military News that this was the reason the campaign was taken down.

President Donald Trump recently ordered the U.S. Justice Department to issue regulations banning so-called “bump stocks” that convert semiautomatic guns into automatic weapons. A bump stock is an accessory that can be used to make a semiautomatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, meaning a shooter could fire several rounds in one second, as the bump stock utilizes a gun’s natural recoil.

The Trump Administration’s efforts to ban bump stocks comes in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. The accused shooter used an AR-15 rifle. A bump stock was also the device used in the Las Vegas massacre in October this past year, which resulted in 58 people being killed and several hundred others injured.

The new bump stock-like prototype was used on the Glock 17 in the Max Venom Product Group’s campaign videos.

The crowdfunding campaign was going to help to produce the company’s Fast Fire Device.

While the company posted two videos on the crowdfunding site, highlighting how the device would operate, the actual device itself remained somewhat of a mystery. Neither of the videos actually showed the $299 device on the Glock 17 or what it looks like.

“Over the past two years I have been involved in developing a device of my own. A device that will deliver (legal) full-auto-like joy to the freedom-loving masses,” said developer Colin Despins on the crowdfunding site.

“Bump-fire is an established legal mode of operation for producing a full-auto-like rate of fire from a semi-automatic firearm. It does not make for more effective weapon. The vast majority of individuals who want to own such a device just want to enjoy just a bit of full auto-like fun. Many affordable alternatives to expensive, legally-transferable machine guns have found their way to market. Most of these devices require modification of the host firearm in order to function. UNTIL NOW,” Despins added.