A bill will be introduced that would ban or heavily regulate parts used to assemble “ghost guns,” otherwise known as homemade firearms.
Untraceable, unregistered weapons that may be built at home and sold on the streets are being targeted by a local politician.
On Friday at Leimert Park, Arvis Jones of the gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action said, “Your children are not intended to go before you.”
Jones was speaking out in favour of newly proposed state legislation that would outlaw phantom firearms after her son was killed by a gun.
“I couldn’t describe the grief, and all these moms behind me, some of them are wearing our shirts, can tell you how terrible it is to lose a kid.”
Assemblyman Mike Gibson, a South Los Angeles Democrat, filed AB 1621 to regulate gun kits. The selling of individual components needed to construct the ghost firearms will be prohibited if the measure passes.
People may create untraceable, unregistered weapons at home using the firearms kits in question.
“We just had a major shooting in the Watts Willowbrook neighborhood on Sunday, and it’s still going on, and when they figure out where these firearms come from, they’ll find out that these guns are handmade,” the assemblyman stated.
RELATED: Two people were murdered and five others were injured in a shooting in Willowbrook.
Mia Tretta, a local youngster, spoke at the White House on Monday in favor of new ghost gun regulations. Tretta was one of the survivors of the Saugus High School shooting in 2019.
“I’m speaking on behalf of two students who are unable to join us today,” Tretta said. “We had a typical morning, joking and chatting until we heard a huge pop. A gunshot rang out, followed by six more.
Tretta was hit in the stomach with a bullet. Dominic Blackwell, 14, and Gracie Ann Muehlberger, 15, were her closest friends and were slain.
“I subsequently found out that we were shot by a 16-year-old kid for reasons I’ll never understand. He’d taken his father’s weapon to school, a ghost gun, as I’d learned to call it.”
RELATED: Biden unveils new “ghost gun” regulation aimed at reducing gun violence
President Biden is proposing new regulations that would compel gun manufacturers to include serial numbers, be federally licensed, conduct background checks, and preserve purchase records for the duration of their operations.
The restrictions, according to gun rights supporters, are ambiguous and possibly harmful.
“All this stuff does is increase the expense and complexity of gun ownership,” Matthew Larosiere said of the federal regulation and 1621.
The laws, according to Larosiere, policy counsel for the Firearms Policy Coalition, will not stand up in court.
“They’re just adding vagueness and criminalizing possibly, and again, it’s vague, so it’s not clear,” he told CBSLA. “It appears that they’re criminalizing more conduct and making it difficult for Californians to exercise the most core function of their right to keep and bear arms, and when you think about it, making a gun for yourself is the purest exercise of the second amendment.”
Another piece of gun legislation being considered in California would enable victims of gun violence to sue gun makers. The measure was introduced in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Sacramento earlier this month.
(Larosiere – SOT – SOT – SOT – SOT – SOT – S They’re just adding ambiguity and criminalizing possibly – and it’s quite vague – so it’s clear – but it seems like they’re just criminalizing more conduct and making it harder for Californians to exercise the most core function of the 2nd amendment, which is to keep and bear arms – and when you think about it, making a gun for yourself is the purest exercise of the 2nd amendment)
TAG: Other gun legislation proposed in California would enable victims of gun violence to sue gun makers… this follows the Sacto incident.