Senator Collins’ Ghost Gun bill will end online, homemade weapons

Senator Collins’ Ghost Gun bill will end online, homemade weapons

With homicides occurring every day in Chicago and the use of makeshift online firearms up 400 percent over the past five years, Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16th) hopes her “Ghost Bill,” HB 4383, that passed and is awaiting the governor’s signature, will help reduce shootings and murders in Chicago and across the state. Hoping her bill which passed on April 9, 2022, will reduce the production of ghost guns, Collins told the Chicago Crusader , “These guns are untraceable. Banning ghost guns decreases the flow of guns in our community and will help law enforcement to investigate and solve crimes. HB 4383 passed the Senate 31-19 and in the House 66-36 votes. Passage of this Ghost Gun bill was hailed by Pam Bosley, who heads the Purpose Over Pain group which involves parents who have lost their children to gun violence. Bosley said, “Ghost guns are terrifying for me since in less than one hour, these self-made weapons become fully functioning and untraceable because they do not have serial numbers. “Senator Collins introduced the gun ghost bill because she lives in the community and knows first-hand about the illegal guns that are flooding our streets and taking so many precious young lives, including my son Terrell who was smart, a college student, outgoing, talented and had dreams of becoming a famous bass player and traveling the world. Terrell’s dreams were ended at the age of 18 when he was shot and killed by an illegal 45 caliber on the […]

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