ghost guns

Mar 13, 2023

Federal court order blocks sales of ghost guns in New York

A federal judge issued a court order that immediately halts 10 gun distributors from selling or shipping gun parts and kits to New York.

Jun 2, 2022

Baltimore sues ‘ghost gun’ maker as state ban begins

The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit against one of the largest manufacturers of “ghost gun” kits in the United States.

Apr 19, 2022

Editorial Advisory Board: We need a federal ban on ‘ghost guns,’ too

“Ghost guns” are guns, often handguns that start as an unfinished receiver – the lower part of a handgun.  They are usually sold at least 20% unfinished and without a serial number. In their unfinished form they are not considered firearms by the ATF and the buyer does not have to pass a NICS background […]

Apr 11, 2022

Biden aims at ‘ghost gun’ violence with new federal rule

President Joe Biden is nominating an Obama-era U.S. attorney to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as his administration unveils its formal rule to rein in ghost guns.

Apr 8, 2022

Hogan to let ‘ghost gun’ ban become law

Legislation banning untraceable firearms, sometimes called "ghost guns,"  will become law without Gov. Larry Hogan's signature.

Mar 29, 2022

General Assembly passes ‘ghost gun’ ban

Possession of “ghost guns” would be banned as of next March under legislation the General Assembly passed Tuesday.

Mar 25, 2022

Maryland man admits to shooting at Secret Service with ghost gun

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon after using a ghost gun to shoot at Secret Service security guards.

Mar 18, 2022

Md. Senate, House pass conflicting ‘ghost gun’ ban bills

The Maryland Senate and House of Delegates have passed conflicting legislation to ban the possession of “ghost guns,” the increasingly prevalent untraceable firearms that can be assembled at home with parts bought online, regardless of the assembler’s age or criminal history. The Senate voted 35-11 on Wednesday for a measure that would put the ban […]

Feb 18, 2022

A growing threat to public safety, ghost guns must be banned

It’s no secret that the digital revolution is rapidly changing our lives and purchasing power, but perhaps few with such alarming potential public safety consequences as the sale of gun parts, individually and in kits, over the Internet so that virtually anyone with a credit card number can buy and assemble a gun at home. […]

Jan 20, 2022

Frosh calls for ghost gun possession ban, decrying ‘deadly loophole’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh urged the General Assembly to pass legislation banning the possession of ghost guns.

Jan 9, 2022

Juvenile justice, ‘ghost gun’ control head criminal law legislation list

Efforts to reform Maryland’s juvenile justice system and stop the proliferation of “ghost guns” will be a focus of criminal law legislation in the coming Maryland General Assembly session.

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