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Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to step in and prevent ghost guns from getting into the hands of criminals. …
Because each piece doesn’t have a serial number, the guns aren’t traceable, and it gives felons access to weapons they can get legally.
Schumer wants the Justice Department to change the 1968 definition of a firearm to include the individual pieces, which would make them harder to sell.
Of course, this is prefaced with how this is a “growing problem” for police without the first statistic or point of comparison to let us determine for ourselves whether it’s really a problem or not.
Regardless, Schumer’s call is nothing more than a political power grab.
The truth is, law-abiding citizens can’t just build firearms but also swap out parts for various firearms without going to a gunsmith to do the work. They can modify their firearms as they see fit and without having to get government permission to complete the transaction.