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DOJ Proposes Rule to Reign in “Ghost Guns” and Other Unregulated Firearms

HeadlineMay 10, 2021

The Justice Department proposed a new rule Friday to crack down on so-called ghost guns — home-assembled, unregulated firearms that account for about a third of guns recovered at crime scenes. The rule says retailers would have to run background checks before selling ghost gun kits, and components would need to include serial numbers; 3D-printed guns would also need to start carrying serial numbers.

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