The District says citizens can’t build their own guns or possess firearms (they’ve built) without serial numbers.
The attorney general of the District on Wednesday filed suit against one of the largest makers of parts for “ghost guns,” which when assembled have no serial number and cannot be traced. The suit claims that the guns cannot be legally marketed or sold to D.C. residents and that more than 83 percent of the ghost guns recovered in the city were made by Polymer80, the Nevada-based defendant in the suit.
Ghost guns are becoming an increasing problem for D.C. police, as they can’t be tracked to an original manufacturer or sales point. The number of ghost guns recovered in the city has risen from 25 in 2018, to 116 last year, to 106 in the first five months of this year, according to Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D). Racine said in a news release that Polymer80 handguns have been linked to nine homicides in the District since 2017.
David Borges, the CEO and co-founder of Polymer80, did not respond to a request for comment on the suit.