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Opinion: Ghost gun ban pushed by San Diego County supervisors needed to address a growing scourge

10/14/21

 

Ghost guns — hand-built weapons assembled from kits sold on the internet and at stores — are a public-safety scourge because they have no serial numbers and are very difficult to track.

In April, one person was killed and four were injured in an unprovoked attack in the Gaslamp Quarter in which the accused shooter — a convicted felon who couldn’t legally buy a regular gun — allegedly used a ghost gun. That case and the sharp jump in ghost guns seized by local law enforcement agencies prompted Councilmember Marni von Wilpert to introduce, and the City Council to pass a law, last month intended to keep ghost guns out of San Diego.

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