STATEMENT: AG Shapiro On Biden Administration’s Announcement To Close Ghost Gun Loophole

April 11, 2022 | Topic: Criminal


“For years now, violent, convicted felons have been able to go to a gun show, buy an 80% receiver, and have it fully assembled and on the street in under an hour — all without a background check. I have long sounded the alarm that ghost guns are quickly becoming the weapon of choice for criminals and tried to shut the ghost gun loophole in Pennsylvania – only to be tied up in litigation for years by the gun lobby and ghost gun manufacturers. I have called on the Biden Administration to take action and today, those calls were answered. While I know this is only one part of the solution, having these kits and parts regulated will make it illegal for them to be sold to criminals and will assist law enforcement in investigations into crimes committed with these guns.”

-Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

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