New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation that outlaws “ghost guns” in the state.
Under the law, it is illegal to purchase parts to manufacture ghost guns or distribute information on how to print them. Ghost guns are 3D printed weapons that can’t be traced by police.
“Ghost guns can be created by anyone with a computer and access to a 3D printer, giving the public at large the ability to build their own unregistered, unsafe, and untraceable firearm. Now, thanks to the Legislative sponsors who worked to quickly make this bill a reality, kits to assemble ghost guns will no longer be allowed in New Jersey,” Governor Murphy said in a statement.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal had already issued cease and desist letters to companies that produce the blueprints for the guns.
“Printable guns and ghost guns put the safety of our residents and our law enforcement officers at risk, because they give anyone—even terrorists, felons, or domestic abusers—access to an untraceable gun,” Grewal said.
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