Lawmakers in Delaware have reintroduced legislation to outlaw homemade “ghost guns” that can’t be traced by law enforcement agents because they don’t have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3D printers.
The measure introduced last week is similar to a bill that failed to get a floor vote last year. The legislation is supported by Gov. John Carney, who first proposed such a law in 2019.
“This important ghost gun legislation is thoughtful and reasonable and is intended to keep our communities safe. That’s the minimum standard our constituents expect us to meet,” Carney said in a prepared statement.
Several Newark-area legislators are listed as co-sponsors of the bill, including state senators Stephanie Hansen, David Sokola and Bryan Townsend; and state representatives Paul Baumbach, David Bentz, John Kowalko, Eric Morrison and Michael Smith. All are Democrats, except for Smith, who is the only Republican who has signed on as a sponsor of the bill. [full article]