"Ghost guns" are untraceable, homemade firearms and are one of the fastest-growing threats to public safety in the country. A new measure could prevent their deadly spread — if we act now!
We need your urgent help to counter the NRA and show an outpouring of support for President Biden’s proposed federal action to prevent the spread of dangerous ghost guns.
Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a proposed rule to prevent the spread of ghost guns, which are untraceable firearms that anyone can assemble at home. Because they're are unserialized, ghost guns are nearly impossible for law enforcement to trace. They evade background checks, making them popular among people who intend to use them in crimes.
President Biden's proposed rule would ensure ghost guns are treated as the fully functioning firearms that they are, plain and simple.
The NRA and the gun lobby are doing everything they can to prevent this lifesaving rule from being finalized. That’s because if finalized, it would close the dangerous “regulatory loophole” that allows untraceable ghost guns to evade existing gun laws, including background checks. This rule would finally recognize ghost guns as the deadly, fully functional firearms that they are, helping prevent their spread as a growing murder weapon of choice in America.
Will join us in submitting a comment in support of this sensible, lifesaving regulation?
It is urgent that we show strong support for President Biden and DOJ's rule to regulate these deadly weapons. The gun lobby is already mobilizing its ardent base and flooding the website with their comments. We need to get loud!
By creating an outpouring of supportive comments, we can show that the majority of the American people want this sensible action to regulate ghost guns so that we can prevent gun violence and save lives.
- Visit the government webpage about the proposed rule.
- Enter your supportive comment about the ghost gun rule in the “comment” field that appears. You can write your own comment or look below to easily copy/paste any of our suggested comments.
- Enter your email address. Select whether you are sharing a comment as an Individual, Organization, or Anonymous.
- Click “submit” to complete!
Comment Option 1 (Copy/Paste)
Ghost guns are a major public safety concern in America. Ghost gun parts and kits are widely available and can be purchased by anyone, including prohibited purchasers, domestic abusers, and gun traffickers — without a background check. I support this proposed rule, as it will ensure that these parts and kits, which can be easily assembled into fully functioning firearms, are not sold without a background check and are not untraceable.
Comment Option 2 (Copy/Paste)
Ghost guns are unregulated and untraceable firearms as easy to assemble as furniture. These firearms undermine almost every gun law in America by design, including background checks and serialization, and are marketed as such. It is no surprise that they are being recovered in exponential numbers by law enforcement in communities all over the country. I support this rule because it will ensure that ghost guns are treated like the guns they are.
Comment Option 3 (Copy/Paste)
There are no federal restrictions on who can buy ghost gun kits or parts or on how many ghost gun kits or parts someone can buy. This is a way around all of our gun safety laws, and the industry knows it and often intentionally markets these parts and kits as unregulated and untraceable to appeal to those who want to avoid background checks and/or are gun traffickers. This is a dangerous public health and safety issue, and I urge you to regulate ghost guns.
Comment Option 4 (Copy/Paste)
The proliferation of ghost guns is a problem that only intensifies the longer we wait to address it and the available data reflects that the communities most impacted by ghost guns are the same Black and Brown communities that have historically been disproportionately impacted by everyday gun violence. It is past time to take action on ghost guns.