Governor Cuomo Unveils 18th Proposal of 2020 State of the State: Banning Untraceable 'Ghost Guns' by Requiring Firearm Parts be Treated as Guns and Have a Serial Number

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 15:54

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 18th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda — banning untraceable "ghost guns" by requiring firearm parts be sold only to authorized buyers, requiring the same eligibility requirements as a completed firearm and that all major parts receive a serial number. The Governor's proposal would ban individuals from obtaining major components of a firearm, rifle or shotgun online; instead, individuals would need to ship these parts to a licensed gun dealer where they would be picked up in person. The proposal would prohibit individuals who are forbidden to possess a firearm, rifle or shotgun from owning a major component of these guns, and create new misdemeanor and felony penalties for violating these new provisions. 

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