Schumer wants serial numbers for these unregulated, untraceable guns and the kits to make them, and he wants background checks for those who buy them.
“The issue of ghost guns is haunting all of New York,” he said. “We are demanding the federal government act strongly and quickly … clarifying under federal law that ghost gun kits are firearms that would require a background check and a serial number.”
The NYPD says there has been a dramatic increase in ghost guns since 2019. These type of weapons make it more difficult to make arrests because there are no records of where the guns were manufactured or who bought them.
The White House is expected to make an announcement on cracking down on ghost guns as soon as Monday.