Ghost Guns Rule Takes Effect

ATF said they will be going after them. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) announced that its new rule regulating so-called “ghost guns” has gone into effect. The rule is intended to stop the proliferation of ghost guns — firearms privately made or put together through gun kits that are generally hard to trace. 

The new rule states that firearms made from parts kits that can be readily converted into functional weapons, or the “frames” or “receivers” of weapons, are subject to the same regulations as other guns. 

The new rule requires that retailers run background checks before selling parts kits that someone could use to assemble a firearm, clarifies the definition of frame or receiver, and identifies which parts of the firearm must be marked with a serial number. 

The rule also requires that gun retailers and gunsmiths add a serial number to guns printed on 3D printers or any nonserialized firearms they accept for resale or purchase. 

“This rule will make it harder for criminals and other prohibited persons to obtain untraceable guns. It will help to ensure that law enforcement officers can retrieve the information they need to solve crimes. And it will help reduce the number of untraceable firearms flooding our communities,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Garland to be led by God as he heads the Justice Department.
  • For ATF Director Dettelbach as he implements the new rule regarding ghost guns.
  • That U.S. justice officials and law enforcement would impartially uphold the law.

Sources: The Hill, Justice Department, Washington Post 


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