GHOST GUNS ARE NOT SURREAL – THEY ARE DANGEROUS KILLING MACHINES by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus
A privately constructed firearm (also called ghost gun) is a term for a (typically) homemade firearm that lacks commercial serial numbers. If you can build IKEA furniture you can build a ghost gun, an untraceable firearm that is a huge threat to public safety.
One of the most important information law enforcement needs to solve a gun crime is the serial number on the gun, which is registered with the Department of Justice when you purchase a firearm. However, the gun guys have found a way to get around that. They are making untraceable guns, called “GHOST GUNS.” Why that name? Without a serial number law enforcement cannot find or trace the owner.
It is estimated that in California 1/3 of gun crimes are committed with ghost ATF Los Angeles Field Division reported in January 2021 that 41 percent of the division’s cases involve ghost guns.
Meet the Firearm Anyone Can Build at Home. Building a ghost gun circumvents our entire system of gun safety laws and regulations. That’s precisely why criminals, drug traffickers, and gangs are increasingly relying on them. Continue reading “GHOST GUNS ARE NOT SURREAL – THEY ARE DANGEROUS KILLING MACHINES”