October 15, 2021

San Francisco DA, California Attorney General announce complaint against 3 ‘ghost gun’ manufacturers

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — California’s Attorney General and San Francisco’s District Attorney, together with others, introduced a joint effort Wednesday against three ghost gun package manufactures and retailers. Ghost weapons are firearms that aren’t serialized, which means they’re they’re untraceable by regulation enforcement.

San Francisco’s District Attorney says inspectors in his workplace had been in a position to assemble ghost weapons in lower than half-hour.

“Like Legos, like an Ikea set from these boxes,” stated San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

Wednesday, he introduced together with California’s Attorney General, a joint effort and lawsuit against ghost gun package manufacturers and retailers Blackhawk Manufacturing Group, MDX Company and GS Efficiency, LLC (Glockstore).

“Gun kits sold by each of these three retailers can be used to self assemble deadly, un-serialized, largely untraceable guns that fail to meet California firearms safety standards,” stated California Attorney General Rob Bonta.

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Mattie Scott says her 24-year-old son was killed whereas attending a commencement social gathering in San Francisco in 1996.

“It’s a little difficult for me looking at that weapon, the Glock, because when I look at it that’s the weapon that took my son’s life,” stated Scott.

Scott needed to inform her grandson on his birthday his father had died.

(*3*) Scott continued.

A complaint introduced Wednesday alleges the three firms lead patrons to imagine that frames and receivers bought in gun kits are authorized, with out explaining the authorized obligations they may face in the event that they assemble the firearm. The complaint additionally alleges that the three firms don’t confide in gun package patrons that handguns bought throughout the state should move a firing check and drop security check and that these necessities apply to them as particular person personal firearm manufacturers. Lastly, in response to the complaint, Blackhawk and Glockstore fail to adjust to the requirement that sure California firearm manufacturers engrave all body and receiver blanks with a singular serial quantity.

“We have the firepower we need to win this,” stated Boudin.

“America we got to stop it. It’s time it’s time,” stated Scott.

ABC7 Information reached out to all three firms. We have now not heard again.