San Diego County Leaders to Introduce Efforts to Ban ‘Ghost Guns’

San Diego County Leaders to Introduce Efforts to Ban ‘Ghost Guns'

An effort to ban unregistered firearms in San Diego County will be announced Wednesday morning as local leaders try to get so-called “ghost guns” off the streets. San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer will be joined by community leaders to announce a new policy that takes aim at prohibiting guns and parts without serial numbers. The proposal will also call for safe firearms storage and community-based gun reduction programs. The move comes nearly a month after San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed an ordinance banning ghost guns in the city in an effort to curb firearm-related violence. “San Diego has seen a dramatic increase in gun violence across our city using ghost guns,” Gloria said last month. “These guns are untraceable and can end up in the hands of people prohibited from having firearms, making them a threat to public safety.” The San Diego City Council passed the ordinance, Eliminate Non-Serialized, Untraceable Firearms (ENUF), 8-1. It prohibits the sale, purchase, possession, receipt and transportation of non-serialized guns and parts. It also makes it illegal for unregistered gun kits to be sold in San Diego online and in stores. ENUF will go into effect in the city on Oct. 23 Opponents of the ban argued that the ordinance will not address the root of gun violence and added that it would make residents who already own a personally manufactured gun a criminal. “I think it is a law that’s going to criminalize people […]

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