Biden announces restrictions on ghost guns: 'it's just basic common sense'

President Biden announced executive action restricting ghost guns during a press conference in the Rose Garden on Monday.

"Ghost guns" are guns assembled from kits that contain the parts necessary to build a firearm. Because these kits are not regulated as firearms, the parts do not have serial numbers, making the guns nearly impossible for police to trace. Justice Department statistics show that between 2016 and 2020, law enforcement officers recovered nearly 24,000 ghost guns from crime scenes.

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