CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cook County Sheriff is pushing for these so-called ghost weapons to be removed from the streets.
District leaders and heads of state want to ban ghost weapons. These are homemade firearms that have no serial numbers and cannot be traced.
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The kits to make them don’t require any background checks which allow anyone to purchase them.
On Thursday, Cook County Sheriff and Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Collins tabled new law making the possession or sale of these types of weapons illegal. You want the bill to be passed quickly.
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Sheriff Tom Dart showed one of the ghost pistols and said the number of them on the streets was increasing.
“But the idea that we somehow need weapons that have no markings; No serial numbers, no bill to be tracked is absurd. And the last thing we need in our community right now is not just more guns, but guns that cannot be traced, ”Dart said.
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Dart says this bill will follow others that are already in place across the country.