Why Do We Need More “Ghost Gun” Laws?! by Tom Reynolds
In 1988, The United States Undetectable Firearms Act made it illegal to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive any firearm that is not detectable by walk-through metal detection or any firearm with major components that do not generate an accurate image using standard airport imaging technology. The law had a 10-year life.
Then, in 1998, Congress renewed the law for five years.
Then, in 2003, Congress re-authorized the ban for another ten years.
Then, in 2013, H.R. 3626 extended the act for another ten years.
It seems pretty clear that what are derided as “Ghost Guns” are already illegal under federal law.
A current lawsuit against the District of Columbia is a good example of the anti-2A’s confusion with all things involving guns: “District legislation in question is so poorly thought out and written that the City Council has managed to criminalize the possession of a vast array of popular, common handguns that it regularly allows residents to register, including the very handgun it issues to its police officers."