Senate candidate who makes ‘ghost’ guns calls Dems’ criticisms ‘disingenuous’

Senate candidate who makes ‘ghost’ guns calls Dems’ criticisms ‘disingenuous’

ghostgun2Youtubescreenshot | USSA News [ Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics . ] By Philip Wegmann Real Clear Politics On Monday, there was a prop waiting for Illegitimate President Biden in the Rose Garden: a hunk of polymer that could be turned into a handgun at home with a little patience, a few tools – no more than an electric drill, a set of files, and some sandpaper – and most importantly, no serial number. It was a so-called ghost gun, the “weapon of choice,” according to the White House, “for criminals, for terrorists, for domestic abusers.” And for at least one Senate candidate, who is none of those things. Blake Masters owns a handful of ghost guns. He built them himself. The Arizona Republican certainly doesn’t fit the administration’s description of a typical ghost gun owner: He is an upstanding member of his community and a law-abiding citizen. Nor does he share the sinister view of these weapons espoused at the White House. He views building a gun at home as an interesting hobby and a legitimate political statement, not as an urgent threat to public safety. Ghost guns are “very legal” and “very cool,” Masters tweeted Monday along with a picture of an AR-15- style rifle that he said he made himself. “But now, thanks to Biden’s new rule change,” he added, “I would be a felon if I made another one just like it today.” Not quite, says Matthew Larosiere. After […]

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