San Francisco District Attourney Takes Aim at Ghost Gun Makers

San Francisco District Attourney Takes Aim at Ghost Gun Makers

High Bridge Arms, which closed in the fall of 2015, was the last gun shop to operate in San Francisco. Its closure was part of what supporters of the Second Amendment said was an effort to make the City by the Bay a ” gun-free zone ,” and now nearly six years later San Francisco’s chief prosecutor is looking to take it even further. This month District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the city is suing three California companies that make and distribute so-called ” Ghost Guns ,” maintaining that the DIY firearms have been responsible for nearly half of the firearms recovered in gun-related killings in the city last year. The suit names Blackhawk Manufacturing Group, GS Performance, and MDX Corp. – none of which are based in San Francisco, but are responsible for producing a large number of the firearms found in the city and across California, Boudin said during a news conference, as reported by the Associated Press . “Guns are flooding our streets. Enough is enough,” Boudin said. “It is not enough to wait until after someone has been shot and killed by a firearm. We must get to the root of the problem.” Defection for a Bigger Problem Boudin’s lawsuits were filed as he has faced criticism for his response to rising crime rates in San Francisco, and has cast blame on the guns—not criminals—for the city’s woes. “They are three separate manufacturers that are flooding our streets with illegal firearms, with firearms that we […]

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