SPD: 24 ghost guns recovered so far this year, compared to just 3 during same period last year

SPD: 24 ghost guns recovered so far this year, compared to just 3 during same period last year

Law enforcement recovering increasing number of ‘ghost guns’ The Seattle Police Department recovered 161 firearms in March, according to Chief Adrian Diaz, which he said is the third-highest number of guns officers have recovered in the last decade. CONNECTING… SEATTLE – The Seattle Police Department recovered 161 firearms in March, according to Chief Adrian Diaz, which he said is the third-highest number of guns officers have recovered in the last decade. Diaz said during Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting with Seattle City Council members that an increasing number of those guns are turning out to be ghost guns. Ghost guns are usually made from individual parts, kits or by a 3D printer. So far this year, 24 of the guns recovered are untraceable ghost guns , according to Diaz. He said this same time last year, officers had only recovered three of these types of privately made guns. “What we’re seeing is just an immense amount of guns that are on the streets,” said Diaz. “We are seeing an increased amount of ghost guns that are affecting and being used in our communities.” This week, President Joe Biden announced a new federal rule for ghost guns, which would require unfinished parts of a firearm to be licensed and serialized, and manufacturers would be required to run background checks. The Alliance for Gun Responsibility in Washington State said it builds on the progress that’s been made in our state. This past legislative session, state lawmakers passed a law on ghost […]

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