Tag: ghost guns

Los Angeles Sees 85 Percent Increase in Recovered ‘Ghost Guns’: Police

Los Angeles saw an 85 percent increase since 2019 in the number of what are known as ghost guns—non-serialized privately manufactured handguns and rifles—that have been recovered, according to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Michel Moore. The LAPD recovered more than 1500 ghost guns to date, Moore told the police commission Nov. 1. Additionally,…


Biden’s New ‘Ghost Gun’ Restrictions Take Effect

President Joe Biden’s legal challenge targeting so-called “ghost guns” went into effect on Aug. 24, focusing on curbing the proliferation of privately assembled firearms. The rules, which the White House posted in April, are designed to prevent unlicensed guns from being sold to convicted felons and other ineligible buyers by making clear that retailers run background…


3D-printed ‘Ghost Guns’ Seized in BC Interior After Parts Intercepted in Mail: CBSA

Border officers report so-called “ghost guns” made from 3D-printed parts have been seized in the B.C. Interior, after international deliveries were intercepted at mail centres in Vancouver and Toronto. The Canada Border Services Agency says in a statement that officers executed a search warrant in West Kelowna on April 27 in relation to the smuggled…


Young Mother Shot Dead While Pushing 3-Month-Old in Stroller in New York

A 20-year-old mother pushing her approximately 3-month-old in a baby stroller was shot dead at “very close range” in New York’s Upper East Side on Wednesday night, police say. The shooting occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on East 95th Street and Lexington Avenue, opposite building 164 East 96th Street, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said later…


Law Enforcement Members: Before Regulating ‘Ghost Guns,’ Enforce Existing Laws

The proliferation of “ghost guns” at crime scenes is a problem, but not adequately prosecuting repeat offenders under the law is a much greater problem, and it is focusing on the latter that will make a dent in violent crime, according to current and former law enforcement members. Recently, the political wave to regulate ghost…


Biden Announces Restrictions on Ghost Guns, Nominates ATF Director

President Joe Biden announced new executive actions Monday restricting ghost guns and has made another nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it has submitted to the Federal Register Monday a final rule on ghost guns—unregistered firearms that can be built using a…


Biden to Nominate ATF Director, Announce Order on ‘Ghost Guns’

President Joe Biden is set to make another nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and announce new executive actions restricting “ghost guns.” The president is tapping former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach to head the ATF. Biden’s previous nomination, David Chipman, was pulled back in September as Chipman found…


Democrats Demand That YouTube Remove Building Guides for Untraceable Guns

A group of five Democrats in the Senate have penned a letter to YouTube demanding that it remove instructional videos showing users how to build untraceable, unregistered firearms, which have been pejoratively labeled “ghost guns” by critics. The letter is signed by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and…


San Diego County Supervisors Ban Ghost Guns

SAN DIEGO—On a 3–2 vote, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Jan. 11 requiring safe firearm storage and prohibiting the distribution or creation of untraceable “ghost guns” in the county. Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher and Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and  Nora Vargas voted in support of the measure. Supervisors Joel Anderson and…


San Diego County Bans Ghost Guns

SAN DIEGO—On a 3–2 vote, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Jan. 11 requiring safe firearm storage and prohibiting the distribution or creation of untraceable “ghost guns” in the county. Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher and Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and  Nora Vargas voted in support of the measure. Supervisors Joel Anderson and…