Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus reacts to White House regulations on ghost guns
These guns are legal but buyers can construct the guns themselves by purchasing kits. Ghost guns do not have serial numbers which makes the guns untraceable for law enforcement when a crime is committed.
Rob Doar, of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, said the president’s rules aren’t guaranteed to prevent crimes.
“If serial numbers were mandated then criminals are just going to revert just to filing off serial numbers. So, at the end of the day, I don’t see this having a single impact on violent crime,” he said.
Doar predicts many sellers will sue the government because of the changes they’ll have to implement.
“I can imagine within 48 hours there will be several lawsuits filed,” he said. “It’s rather unfair to business owners. The ATF has ruled on this before, and they ruled that these kits do not constitute firearms. So, we have many businesses that have started up in this field based on that information. But now they’re all going to all become registered firearms dealers if they want to stay in business that’s not an inexpensive or cheap process.”
Rochester Police Department says it has recovered some ghost guns, but a majority of firearms do have serial numbers.
Source: KTTC Rochester