It’s simple: If you can’t pass a background check, you shouldn’t be able to build a gun in your basement.
Ghost guns are specifically designed to evade gun laws. It’s why they are a growing murder weapon of choice in America. But President Biden’s executive order would change that.
We had a small window to take action, and we had to act quickly. Almost immediately, the NRA and its allies launched an aggressive campaign to oppose the regulation. But we succeeded in illustrating a groundswell of support for sensible gun laws.
What Are "Ghost Guns" and What's the Problem?
Ghost guns are are a growing murder weapon of choice in America. They are untraceable firearms that anyone can buy in parts and kits and assemble at home. If you can build a model airplane or a lego set, you can easily assemble a ghost gun. Because they're 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. Ghost guns are increasingly being used in robberies, mass shootings, and homicides across the country. It is urgent that we close the so-called "ghost gun loophole" that allows these homemade firearms to evade existing gun laws!
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I strongly support the proposed rule to regulate ghost guns. 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. I urge ATF to finalize the rule as proposed in order to treat ghost guns the same as other firearms.
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