NYTimes: ‘Ghost Guns’: Firearm Kits Bought Online Fuel Epidemic of Violence

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Ghost guns refer to firearms that are put together from different parts that can be ordered online without a trace. Access to these types of weapons is only getting easier in California. This is because California has more strict gun laws, so people seeking to get weapons go a different route, buying parts that lack serial numbers and therefore cannot be traced to a single person. Because the parts that makeup guns are not guns themselves, purchasers do not have to undergo a background check like they would if they were buying the actual weapon. Therefore, people who should not be able to get possession of a gun now can. President Biden is suggesting a way to close this loophole, by making components of guns regulated the same way as guns themselves, with serial numbers and background checks required for purchase. To read the full article, click here. To read more about firearms, click here.

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