Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to strengthen their crackdown on ghost guns.
During a press conference on Sunday, Schumer shared that untraceable weapons uncovered so far this year are on track to outnumber the guns recovered in 2020.
The number this year has already surpassed the number uncovered in 2018, and there has been a 700% increase overall for ghost gun recovery in New York City.
Schumer is pushing for a new rule to be enforced that would make specific frames and receivers for ghost guns be considered firearms.
These gun parts would then be subject to gun regulations like background checks and having serial numbers.
Anyone that sells untraceable weapons would need to register as a gun dealer.
While New York City has seen an increase in ghost guns, Upstate New York and Long Island are dealing with issues as well.
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