In Sacramento, California a state lawmaker proposed that the state of California extend its requirement for buyers to undergo background checks, and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.
The legislation by state Senator Kevin de Leon is part of a growing effort across the country to preempt the spread of undetectable guns that can be made using 3-D printers. His bill also would apply to anyone who buys parts that can be assembled into a gun.
De Leon stated he is trying to address a twin threat from what he called “ghost guns” — plastic guns that can slip through metal detectors and unregistered weapons that can fall into the hands of people who are legally prohibited from owning firearms under state law.
“Currently, no one knows they exist until after a crime has been committed,” said de Leon, a leading candidate to take over as Senate leader next year.
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