New Jersey lawmakers advance bill that bans manufacture of untraceable guns

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers on Monday advanced a measure to prohibit the purchase of firearms parts used to make untraceable weapons, or so-called ghost guns. The Democrat-led Senate law and public safety committee approved the measure Monday. The panel is also considering a half-dozen gun-control measures that have cleared the Democrat-controlled Assembly. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has said he generally supports measures aimed at tightening the state’s already-strict gun laws. READ MORE: What we don’t know about gun violence The ghost-gun bill calls for barring the purchase of separate parts or kits that could be used to manufacture a firearm that cannot be traced by law enforcement. “This ‘do it yourself’ method of assembling these ‘ghost guns’ allows the owner to avoid the laws and regulations that are meant to keep firearms out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves or others,” Democratic […]

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