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Mayor Adams, NYPD call on ATF to revoke federal firearms license of known ghost gun source

As ghost guns continue to bring violence to our city, Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell call to remove a popular distributor.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2022, 9:15 PM

Updated 770 days ago


Mayor Eric Adams, NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell, and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to remove the firearms license of known ghost guns source Polymer80.
Ghost guns have increased in popularity among New York’s criminals, with around 200 ghost guns being taken off the street this year alone, and more than the 148 that were taken in 2020, according to city officials.
Polymer80 is based in Nevada and is cited for being responsible for over 86% of the 1,475 ghost guns in ATF’s database in 2019.
President Joe Biden announced the finalization of a new ghost guns rule last month, confirming that the gun-building kits and their parts that are a part of ghost guns are under the same regulations as fully functional firearms.
Polymer80 currently faces numerous lawsuits for its contribution to gun violence, including against the city of Los Angeles and the attorney general for Washington, D.C.

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