A ghost gun is one that is privately manufactured and thus has no serial number for tracing purposes. The semiautomatic rifle that Kevin Neal used in the recent mass shooting in Rancho Tehama, California was one he made at home.
As more and stricter gun control laws are forced on the American people, a growing number of people have been turning to making their own guns and it’s not as difficult as one may think.
This is causing some authorities to fear that the more gun control laws they pass, the more ghost guns will begin to appear on the streets of America which would be very detrimental to solving many crimes.
(Keep and Bear) – Pundits, legislators, and media-types all love cryptic terms. One of the favorites out in California is “ghost guns.” In recent years, the anti-gun legislators out there have been using the term to describe various kinds of firearms… but it’s a term broadly used to describe guns that lack serial numbers. Such firearms are untraceable and therefore seem to appear from nowhere, hence the “ghost gun” moniker.
A recent mass shooting in California has the authorities once again reviving the term and hand-wringing over the possibility that “ghost guns” could become a problem. Interestingly, this time, they may have a point… and it could convince some legislators to abandon their anti-gun efforts (but don’t hold your breath).
As more restrictions are placed on gun ownership, more people — and criminals — could start to manufacture their own, law enforcement experts tell ABC News…
The rise of three-dimensional printers is also making it easy to produce ghost guns, but even looking at the traditional method, it’s not as difficult as one may think. When I was in high school, I was taught gunsmithing and we learned how to manufacture some of the parts we needed rather than ordering them from a factory. I discovered that given the right tools, it’s not that hard to make your own rifles, shotguns and even handguns.