Federal ‘ghost gun’ regulations go into effect after judges reject challenges – CNBC
New Biden administration rules require that homemade firearm kits used to build “ghost guns” be assigned serial numbers, that buyers undergo background checks before purchasing the components, and that dealers be federally licensed to sell the kits and keep records of sales.
A new federal rule designed to crack down on “ghost guns” took effect on Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced. The rule is expected to help law enforcement officers retrieve the information they need to solve crimes.
In recent years, sales of ghost gun kits have caused concern for law enforcement, with 20,000 suspected ghost gun recoveries reported to ATF last year alone.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the rule would make it harder for criminals to obtain untraceable guns and help law enforcement officers solve crimes. The federal register rule clarifies which parts of a gun must be marked with a serial number.
To help law enforcement trace guns used in crimes, the rule requires federal firearms licensees to run background checks before selling kits that contain the parts necessary for someone to readily make a gun. It also requires gunsmiths to add a serial number to un-serialized guns they take into inventory.
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- Federal ‘ghost gun’ regulations go into effect after judges reject challenges CNBC
- The battle against ghost guns: how LA County has tried to stop the sale of untraceable firearms CBS Los Angeles
- Biden administration crackdown on ‘ghost guns’ takes effect Fox News
- Crackdown on ghost guns amid surge in violence CBS Evening News
- Ghost gun retailers agree to stop selling kits and parts to New York City residents, as new federal rule takes effect NBC News
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