Sunday, January 22, 2023

Canadian cops raise alarm over ghost guns

The OPP seized 18 such weapons in 2022, after having found one in 2021.
Cops in Canada seized more than 100 3D-printed guns last year. In Calgary, cops seized 17 3D-printed guns in 2022, compared to just one each in 2021 and 2020. The guns have been found across the country, from cities such as Saskatoon and Winnipeg, to smaller towns. In December, Winnipeg cops busted a ghost gun maker. In NL a Feb bust nailed another manufacturer. Eight 3D-printed firearm frames were seized, along with multiple printers and including silencers, which were also 3D-printed. In Saskatoon, cops seized two 3D printers and gun parts — a first for police there. Cops said that across the country, an untraceable gun can sell for between $2,500 and $7,500.
Bill C-21, Canada's recently introduced firearms legislation, does not target ghost guns specifically. In most U.S. states, residents are allowed to make a gun for personal use.

3 weeks ago the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued an open letter to federal firearms dealers saying a rule that went into effect in August applies to certain partially completed pistol frames and parts kits, subjecting them to regulation. This closes the ‘ghost guns’ loophole in US federal law.
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