As we previously reported, a violence-enabling victim disarmer has made the absurd claim that 80% of the vendors at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in San Diego County this weekend are selling spooky “ghost guns.”
“Eighty percent of the people demonstrating or selling items are selling ghost guns,” said Rose Ann Sharp, founder of Never Again California.
Since Ms. Sharp cites no source for that “80%” statistic, I have no idea where she gets that, aside from the possibility that she’s confused “80% receivers/frames” with vendors. But let’s see just how hilariously ridiculous is the idea that those sellers are pushing quantities of “ghost guns” at this weekend’s show.
If anyone is selling non-serialized firearms, that’s already unlawful (leaving aside the intricacies of the occasional pre-GCA ’68 firearm manufactured without a serial number).
First, not all “ghost guns” are home-builds. The term includes firearms which had serial numbers, but the numbers have been obliterated. Obliterating serial numbers is a felony under 18 U.S. Code § 922(k), as is possession of same.
Second, if a federally licensed manufacturer is selling unserialized firearms, that’s a felony under 27 CFR § 478.92(a)(1)(i). If a person is in the business of selling firearms but isn’t licensed, he’s committing another felony under 18 U.S. Code § 922(a)(1)(a), like these three guys in Texas.
Third, if the person selling a home-built unserialized firearm is not in the business, but merely making a one-time sale, then that is still a misdemeanor good for a year in jail and a $1,000 dollar fine under California Penal Code 29180, as California requires home-builds to be serialized and registered.
Al of these points were brought to the attention of Ms. Sharp and Never Again California. Neither had any comment. Still, one might hope that Sharp would figure this out and stop harassing the show. But per a Crossroads of the West Gun Show representative, that’s unlikely.
She just doesn’t give up or get that she is wrong!
Rose Ann Sharp is claiming 80% of those vendors are committing federal and state crimes; Crossroads should consider a defamation lawsuit. That might finally get her attention.