New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announces charges against 10 companies that have sold “tens of thousands” of illegal ghost gun parts to New Yorkers. pic.twitter.com/mzCQ81SfU8
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The city and state of New York have filed separate federal and state lawsuits against a total of 15 distributors of “ghost gun” kits and parts. New York claims that selling firearm parts that allow individuals to build non-serialized firearms creates a public nuisance and is the reason for the spike in violent crime in the last two years.
From Reuters . . .
“We must meet this, head on,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said. “We are not going to let gun companies turn New York into a city of mail-order murder.”
It isn’t clear whether the phrase “mail-order murder” was dreamed up by one of the marketing geniuses in Hizzoner’s office or was a contribution from someone in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex.
According to Bloomberg the targets of the lawsuits are different in the two lawsuits . . .
In a complaint filed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the city sued Arm or Ally, Rainier Arms, 80P Builder, Rock Slide USA and Indie Guns. The state sued Brownells, Inc., Blackhawk Manufacturing Group, Salvo Technologies, Inc. , G.S. Performance, LLC , Indie Guns, LLC , Primary Arms, LLC , Arm or Ally, LLC , Rainier Arms, LLC, KM Tactical LLC, and Rock Slide USA, LLC.
You can read the lawsuit filed by the Attorney General in state court here.