State senator uses firearms-related words at random
by Ian Huyett
No one seems to know precisely what a “ghost gun” is. Definitions vary: some define “ghost gun” as a homemade firearm that can evade metal detectors. Others say that the term refers to any unregistered weapon.
What is certain, however, is that California Democrats think these weapons – whatever they are – are a dangerous new threat, and that regulations must be introduced to control them.
Democratic opponents of gun rights have a habit of sprinkling their rhetoric with scary-sounding but essentially meaningless terms like “assault,” “military-style,” and “close combat.” While introducing a new bill intended to regulate ghost guns, California State Senator Kevin de Leon honored this tradition, incorrectly stating the firing rate of a weapon and using words like “magazine” and “clip” seemingly at random.
De Leon’s bill would ban all-plastic weapons and require every Californian who owns a weapon without a serial number to apply for one with the Department of Justice. The state senator says that unregistered weapons are problematic because “no one knows they exist until after a crime has been committed.”
De Leon has not explained why someone who intends to use his firearm in a crime would register it with the Department of Justice.