Ghost Guns are illegal to make in the State of California, if you intend to make a firearm in the state you are required to serialize it and register it if it is aa type of gun that needs to be registered in the state. As you already know, because California made this a law that means that not one would dare make a gun and then proceed to not serialize it. Obviously. So how come the San Diego police department is now moving to creat a Ghost Gun task force?
Jokes aside, criminals do not follow the law and technology has hit a point where anyone can make a firearm in their home with 3-D printing technology and some serious tech know how gun control is becoming obsolete. The authorities in San Diego are not going to give up fighting this losing battle and are instead opting to create a new task force that will hunt down Ghost Guns and capture those producing them.
More on the special task force from NBC San Diego:
On Wednesday, San Diego’s chief of police announced the formation of a new team within the department that has been assigned the explicit goal of cracking down on ghost guns.
A ghost gun is essentially a “do it yourself” firearm that can be built at home, using untraceable parts anyone can buy online without passing a background check.
SDPD’s move came just hours after a city council committee threw its support behind the creation of an ordinance to close loopholes.
Right now, California residents are required to registered finished firearms built with unserialized parts, but it’s essentially an honor system – one police say criminals aren’t following. The state legislature recently passed a law requiring that all parts have traceable serial numbers and that those parts only be sold by licensed gun dealers – but that state law doesn’t go into effect until July 2022.
A solution that many see for the perceived issue of Ghost Guns is tracing the small components required in firearms, unfortunately for California its bordering states are not going to be of any assistance here. People will be able to go over state lines and buy these smaller components without any issues. This solution is not only pointless it is ridiculous, are the police going to take apart your rifle to ensure that every part inside of it has a serial number?