White House cracks down on untraceable ghost guns

White House cracks down on untraceable ghost guns

SAN DIEGO — Federal authorities are cracking down on ghost guns . Ghost guns are unserialized and untraceable firearms that can be put together using a kit or even a 3-D printer. On Monday, President Biden unveiled new federal measures that will require these homemade weapons to have serial numbers, as well as mandate background checks to possess them. In last April’s deadly shooting spree in the Gaslamp, police say Travis Sarreshteh used an unserialized ghost gun to kill 28-year-old Justin Boldin and wound four others. City and county leaders say these new federal measures, which reinforce local measures adopted recently, could crack down on similar killings in the future, although gun rights advocates do not buy that. “Gracie was a full of life, free spirit, happy go lucky individual,” said her father, Bryan Muehlberger, speaking earlier with CBS 8. 15-year-old Gracie Ann Muehlberger and 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell, both freshmen at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, were killed by a 16-year-old classmate in November 2019 while waiting for class to begin in the school’s quad. “He reaches down in his backpack, pulls out a ghost gun, and fires it right in the back of my daughter,” Bryan Muehlberger added. Muehlerger was at the White House on Monday as President Biden unveiled a series of new rules to regulate the sale of ghost guns. Saugus High student Mia Tretta, who survived the school shooting that killed her best friend Dominic, was also at the Rose Garden ceremony. “Nothing has […]

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