Bill outlawing homemade “ghost guns” clears Delaware House

Bill outlawing homemade "ghost guns" clears Delaware House

Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House voted mostly along party lines Thursday to approve a Democrat proposal outlawing homemade "ghost guns" that can’t be traced by law enforcement agents because they don’t have serial numbers. Three Dover-area Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the measure, which passed on a 23-18 roll call and now goes to the Senate. A Democrat-led committee voted along party lines in March to release the bill to the full House following a nearly two-hour public hearing in which the vast majority of commenters spoke against it. The measure is similar to a bill that failed to get a floor vote last year. It is supported by Democratic Gov. John Carney, who first proposed such a law in 2019. The bill makes it a felony to possess or manufacture an untraceable, undetectable or covert firearm. An undetectable firearm is defined as one constructed entirely of nonmetal substances, or with major components removed, so it is invisible to walk-through metal detectors. More: As Biden calls for gun measures, here’s where things stand in Delaware The definition also applies to firearms that include those major components but would not generate an image that accurately depicts the shape of the component. A covert firearm is defined as one built in a shape that does not resemble a gun. An untraceable firearm is defined as one for which the sale or distribution chain cannot be traced by law enforcement officials. The bill also criminalizes the sale, […]

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