LAPD Declare Ghost Guns an 'Epidemic,' Seizures Up 400% In Four YearsSince January, the LAPD linked ghost guns to 24 murders, eight attempted murders, 60 assaults with deadly weapons and 20 armed robberies this year.
California Joins Lawsuit Against 'Ghost Gun' Kit MakersThe lawsuit has been filed against Blackhawk Manufacturing Corp., MDX Corporation, and GS Performance, LLC, over their sales of gun kits that buyers can use to self-assemble firearms without serial numbers and cannot be traced – otherwise known as “ghost guns.”
Los Angeles City Council Takes Step Toward Ban On Ghost GunsThe Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Tuesday aimed at prohibiting the possession, purchase, sale, receipt and transportation of "ghost guns" in the city.
LA City Council To Consider Ban On Untraceable Ghost GunsGhost guns are assembled at home from parts that usually come in a kit and do not have serial numbers.
FBI's 'Operation Black Phoenix' Arrests 18 In Drug, 'Ghost Gun' InvestigationSeven federal indictments charged 25 people as part of Operation Black Phoenix, according to the Department of Justice. Authorities arrested 18 people Tuesday morning, four were already in custody, and three remain at large.
Ventura Man Faces Charges Of Manufacturing 'Ghost Guns'Horek’s arrest prompted detectives to search his two homes in Ventura, where firearm manufacturing equipment, ammunition and five unregistered firearms were seized. Investigators say they found a total of nine handguns, two AR-15s and two assault weapons.
Ghost Guns Seized In Statewide Raids Targeting Failed Ammo Background ChecksOne dozen raids were conducted across the state, including in Woodland Hills, Lancaster and Moreno Valley.