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Everytown Law Helps Los Angeles City Attorney Win $5M Settlement From Biggest U.S. Ghost Gun Manufacturer

The People of the State of California v. Polymer80, Inc., et al.


Everytown Law partnered with the Los Angeles City Attorney to file a lawsuit on behalf of the people of California to try to shut down alleged illegal ghost gun kit sales by a leading online seller, Polymer80.

Los Angeles, CA – The City of Los Angeles, represented by Everytown Law, filed suit against Polymer80, the nation’s largest manufacturer of so-called “ghost guns” on behalf of the People of California. Polymer80 sells kits and components of firearms over the internet for easy assembly at home, and does so without conducting any background checks or the purchasers or inscribing  serial numbers on the guns, in violation of multiple federal and state laws. These guns have predictably ended up in the hands of dangerous people; in the Los Angeles area, a staggering 40% of guns recovered at crime scenes are ghost guns, and ghost guns were used in the Saugus High School shooting that left 3 children dead and the ambush on two sheriff’s deputies in 2020. By this lawsuit, Everytown Law and the City Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles sought to hold Polymer80 accountable for its dangerous role in putting these weapons on the streets of California.

On May 30, 2023, the City of Los Angeles announced that it had reached a settlement in the case. Under the terms of the settlement, Polymer80 is permanently prohibited from selling ghost guns in California, directly or through third parties, and may not assist individuals in California attempting to assemble ghost guns. Further, Polymer80 must pay $4 million in civil penalties, and its two founders must pay an additional $1 million. Finally, Polymer80 may not state that its ghost-gun kits are legal in California.

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