Everytown for Gun Safety demanded the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) correct its own failure to regulate untraceable ghost guns. The demand comes in the form of a petition for rulemaking. The ATF does not currently classify unfinished frames and receivers — the core building blocks for ghost guns — as firearms, a position that allows a prohibited person or gun trafficker to buy all of the parts needed to easily build a ghost gun without a background check. Everytown’s petition urges the ATF to clarify that unfinished frames and receivers are firearms and, therefore, subject to background checks and other gun laws.
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