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Editorial: We need to tighten up regulations on deadly ‘ghost guns’


"Ghost guns" on display on boxes on a table.
“Ghost guns” on display in 2019 at the headquarters of the San Francisco Police Department in San Francisco.
(Haven Daley / Associated Press)

For several years now, some gun makers have been exploiting a loophole in federal regulations to evade a range of gun control measures by selling firearms in pieces to be assembled later by consumers, including people barred from owning a gun.

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