President, congresswoman take aim at regulating untraceable ‘ghost guns’

President, congresswoman take aim at regulating untraceable 'ghost guns'

WASHINGTON — With gun violence surging across the country, the Biden administration and a Florida congresswoman are launching a new push to crack down on so-called ghost guns, untraceable firearms that can be made at home. What You Need To Know The Biden administration and U.S. Rep. Val Demings are pushing for regulation of so-called ghost guns The guns are built by individuals without a background check and are untraceable Opponents of the regulation say someone building a firearm is protected by the Constitution Supporters of gun-rights say being able to build your own firearm is protected by the U.S. Constitution. “Really any type of equipment that can help you finish a gun part, we develop software to help you do that,” said Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. The company Wilson founded sells ready-to-assemble gun kits and publishes open-source designs for guns that can be made with 3D printers — allowing Americans to obtain untraceable guns without a background check. Wilson believes everyone in America has a right to build guns at home. “It’s always been legal under federal law, but in the last 10 years it’s become a lot more controversial because it has never been easier,” Wilson said in an interview with Spectrum News. The Biden administration is proposing to expand federal regulation of firearms to include do-it-yourself guns. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is seeking to update the legal definition of a firearm, in an effort to crack down on kits to manufacture […]

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