Biden Administration To Attempt To Regulate ‘Ghost Guns’

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Published on April 13, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Biden Administration To Attempt To Regulate ‘Ghost Guns’

Biden Administration To, Attempt To Regulate 'Ghost Guns'.

NPR reports that the Department of Justice has submitted a new rule which aims to slow the spread of "ghost guns.".

"Ghost guns" are untraceable firearms. They do not have serial numbers.

According to NPR, in 2021, nearly 20,000 ghost guns were seized by authorities and reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Since 2016, the amount of recovered ghost guns has increased tenfold.

Ghost guns are likely to be created with "buy build shoot" kits.

Officials say anyone can purchase a ghost gun kit, as background checks aren't mandated to buy them.

Until they're put together, they're not considered guns.

, Alex McCourt, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR.

And so anybody that is prohibited from purchasing a gun or possessing a gun can get one of these kits.

, Alex McCourt, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR.

Officials say updated ghost gun rules won't ban "buy build shoot" kits, but they should allow regulations to be more like those made for traditional firearms. Officials say updated ghost gun rules won't ban "buy build shoot" kits, but they should allow regulations to be more like those made for traditional firearms. It recognizes that these guns are indistinguishable and should be regulated like traditional guns.

, Alex McCourt, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR.

Now, they will need to go through the same process.

, Alex McCourt, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, via NPR


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