State senators working to propose ban on ghost guns
DENVER, Colo. (KKCO) - Amid the latest school shooting in the state, two state senators are introducing a bill to ban ghost guns across the state of Colorado.
State senators Chris Hansen and Rhonda Fields are the primary sponsors for the soon to be proposed bill.
The term ‘ghost gun’ refers to a virtually untraceable, easy-to-make firearm. Currently, in the state you can purchase ghost gun kits or you can build one with a 3-D printer, they require no background check and have no serial number associated with them.
The suspect in the East High School shooting was arrested two years ago for possessing a ghost gun.
Under the soon to be proposed bill it would be illegal to own a ghost gun. A first offense would be considered a misdemeanor and repeat offenders could be charged with a felony.
The bill would also outlaw 3-D switches that can turn semi-automatic guns to fully automatic ones.
The bill is set to introduced next week.
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