Senator Schumer wants to crack down on "ghost guns"
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – New York Senator Chuck Schumer wants a crackdown on ghost guns.
Today Sen. Schumer called on the federal government to legally classify ghost gun kits as firearms.
The Rochester area has been seeing a dangerous rise in the numbers of untraceable firearms built from parts bought online known as "ghost guns."
He said it’s time for the Biden administration to require background checks and serial numbers for the kits.
Sen. Schumer said "the issue of ghost guns is haunting all of New York. Gun people who want to get guns who shouldn’t have them realize that if they get a ghost gun—meaning they buy the parts separately and assemble it themselves—the restrictions are almost minimal."
"You can be a five-year-old and buy the pieces of a gun and put it together. That is too much"
I’m working for action from ATF to rein in ghost guns.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 10, 2022
Ghost guns are bought and sold in kits. They can be bought online. They come without background checks or serial numbers.
ATF must act on its proposed rule now to close this dangerous gun-law loophole.
News10nbc has been investigating the increase of ghost guns being recovered on Rochester’s streets.