Homemade ‘ghost guns’ in US falling into criminals’ hands, officials warn


Top law enforcement officials in the US say they are concerned at the increase of so-called “ghost guns” falling into the hands of criminal gangs.

The weapons, also known as “80 percenters”, are created from kits designed to be built at home which are perfectly legally for personal use – but they have no serial number and are untraceable.

Federal investigators say they are seeing people prohibited from legally possessing a firearm – including those with serious criminal convictions or addicted to controlled substances – getting their hands on the weapons.

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Source: Sky News