Gun rights advocates push back on efforts to ban phantom guns in Kansas state

Unregistered build-your-own firearms have been used in at least two high-profile crimes in the Kansas City subway this year. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently announced new rules in an attempt to regulate ghost weapons. Kansas lawmakers may be going even further. “A few months ago there was a shooting at my son’s school in Olathe East,” Kansas State Senator Cindy Holscher said. investigation, the district attorney revealed that a ghost gun was involved, and he very quickly called on the legislature to do something about this situation,” Holscher said. Holscher filed Bill 572 of the Senate about a week later.” Essentially, our state wouldn’t allow firearms that don’t have identification,” she said. It draws on legislation from other states that have passed similar laws and aims to do many of the same things outlined in a 98-page rule the ATF released last month. “(It’s) killing a gnat with a hammer,” said attorney Kevin Jamison, a gun rights advocate. Jamison said these laws would likely discourage those who enjoy making their own firearms legally as a hobby. own weapons if e time of the pilgrim fathers,” he said. Jamison said that won’t stop criminals from getting guns. “They don’t accomplish anything when it comes to criminals. I mean, the idea that a criminal is going to put a serial number on a gun he’s making in his basement is ridiculous,” he said. to verify. “You could have a situation where you have someone who is potentially unstable, a teenager who is on the internet, able to order parts, able to order a kit and assemble a gun, and that could happen without being detected without relatives or other people knowing about it, so it’s a concerning situation,” Holscher said. The other side is also concerned that these laws will lead to other regulations on the road.” If you drop a frog in boiling water, if you drop a frog in cold water and turn up the fire, it will eventually boil to death. That’s the old story. That’s what a lot of us think is happening with this regulation,” Jamison said. again next year.The new ATF rule will require ghost guns to be treated like other firearms made and sold in the United States.

Unregistered build-your-own firearms have been used in at least two high-profile crimes in the Kansas City subway this year.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently announced new rules in an attempt to regulate ghost weapons. Kansas lawmakers may be going even further.

“A few months ago there was a shooting at my son’s school in Olathe East,” Kansas State Senator Cindy Holscher said.

Holscher, the ghost gun problem hits close to home.

“Very soon after the investigation began, the district attorney revealed that a phantom weapon was involved, and he very quickly called on the legislature to do something about this situation,” Holscher said.

Holscher introduced Senate Bill 572 about a week later.

“Essentially, our state wouldn’t allow firearms that don’t have some sort of identification,” she said.

It draws on legislation from other states that have passed similar laws and aims to do many of the same things outlined in a 98-page rule the ATF released last month.

“(It’s) killing a gnat with a hammer,” said gun rights attorney Kevin Jamison.

Jamison said these laws would likely discourage those who enjoy making their own firearms legally as a hobby.

“People have been able to make their own weapons since the days of the Pilgrim Fathers,” he said.

Jamison said that wouldn’t stop criminals from getting guns.

“They don’t accomplish anything when it comes to criminals. I mean, the idea that a criminal is going to put a serial number on a gun he’s making in his basement is ridiculous,” he said. he declares.

Those pushing the rules say it’s designed to prevent people from ordering complete weapon kits without going through a background check.

“You could have a situation where you have someone who is potentially unstable, a teenager who is on the internet, able to order parts, able to order a kit and assemble a gun, and that could happen without being detected without relatives or other people knowing about it, so it’s a concerning situation,” Holscher said.

Members opposite are also concerned that these laws will lead to further regulations in the future.

“If you drop a frog into boiling water, if you drop a frog into cold water and turn the heat up a bit, it will eventually boil to death. That’s the old story. That’s what a lot of us think is happening with this regulation,” Jamison said.

The Kansas bill will likely be reintroduced next year. The ATF rule, which is the subject of a lawsuit in federal court, is expected to go into effect in August.

The new ATF rule will require ghost guns to be treated like other firearms made and sold in the United States.

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