Senate Passes Bill Regulating Homemade ‘Ghost Guns’

CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require people who assemble homemade guns to register the weapons and acquire serial numbers before they could legally own them.

SB808 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, is intended to combat the spread of undetectable guns that can fall into the hands of people who are legally barred from owning firearms under state and federal laws.

De Leon says so-called “ghost guns” are “built at home and put together like Lego,” often using parts that are widely available without a background check and using videos posted online.

VIDEO: State Sen. Kevin de Leon
Press Conference Introducing Bill
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He cites the case of John Zawahri, who authorities said assembled his own military-style assault rifle and killed five people in Santa Monica in a June rampage, even after he was banned from legally…

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