S-6716

“Ghost guns” are the latest bugaboo so, of course, there’s an effort to ban them.

Newsday reports:

“… On Thursday, two Long Island legislators introduced a bill to outlaw ghost guns, calling the sale of such weapons “shocking.” “We have some of the strongest and most sensible gun laws in this state and to see how people find a way around gun laws is just amazing to me,” Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-North Hempstead), one of the bill sponsors, said. “They come with all the pieces. They give you a video to walk you through the (assembly) process. It takes less than one hour and you walk out with a gun with no serial number and the purchaser has not be subjected to a background check.” Kaplan and Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) are backing legislation that would prohibit the possession or sale of “unfinished frames and receivers” that can be assembled to make a firearm …”

Her Senate bill is S-6716. I don’t see the Assembly companion yet.

Here is the meat of the bill:

“UNFINISHED FRAME OR RECEIVER” MEANS A FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN WHOSE FIRE-CONTROL CAVITY IS COMPLETELY SOLID AND UN-MACHINED, AND WHICH MAY READILY BE MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER THROUGH MILLING, DRILLING OR OTHER MEANS AND INCLUDES ANY EXPLANATION OTHER OBJECT, PART OR COMBINATION OF PARTS WHICH IS NOT A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER BUT IS DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE AND CAN BE READILY MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER.”

Several similar bills were introduced late in the session. I expect the legislature to take up at least one version when the session resumes in January.

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