NYTimes: Deadly and Untraceable, ‘Ghost Guns’ Are Becoming More Common in N.Y.
‘Ghost Guns’ refer to guns that lack a serial number, and are put together using parts that can all be separately ordered online. It is a loophole that many gun purchasers who cannot pass a background check will use to gain access to a firearm. Not only do these guns get into the wrong hands, but they also make it more difficult to track down who a gun belongs to, as they are not registered and purchased formally. Some lawmakers have suggested placing the individual parts used to make ghost guns under the umbrella of firearms, so that this loophole can be closed. However, the National Rifle Association disagrees, suggesting this ruling will not improve violent crime occurrence. To read the full article, click here. To read more about guns and active shooter scenarios, click here.