Berhow and the ‘ghost gun’

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  • #29766


    The gunman in the Saugus High School shooting used a ‘ghost gun,’ sheriff says

    I’m not a “gun guy”—meaning that I’m not technically familiar with guns, not that I’m “anti-gun”.

    Can someone explain what’s going on here (alleged or otherwise)?

    Is the ultimate goal to outlaw gun kits?

    Certainly there was no particular value in one using a “ghost gun” to carry out a nefarious plot which (allegedly) explicitly included suicide, was there?


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    • #29770


      Ghost guns are the new AR15 i guess. Since they couldn’t ban assault rifles. The headline of the local news here in Hawaii was what his mom made him for lunch which follows the sympathy narrative Monica was talking about.

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      Antonio Germano

      A ghost gun, as I learned from a poster on a different forum, is a completely legal way to build a gun from the ground up. All it takes is a stripped lower receiver and the rest of the parts to make a complete gun.

      The BATF considers the lower receiver, the portion which generally houses the magazine and the trigger group, as the actual ‘gun’. The barrel and the rest of the weapon is almost irrelevant to the BATF definition.

      The stripped lower receiver can be finished by the individual. It is a rough casting that needs further machining to make it functional. It can be bought, totally legally and with no serial numbers. I am a gun guy myself, but even I didn’t know this.

      Very few weapons are built this way, as it takes a lot of work and tools and knowledge to finish the receiver and complete the assembly. That law enforcement and government are starting to take a dim view of these is a measure of how little they trust us with untraceable weapons, no matter how rare.

      Hope this helps.

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