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U.S. court says 'ghost gun' plans can be posted online

Ghost Guns
Posted at 7:54 PM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2022-04-12 11:39:16-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that plans for 3D-printed, self-assembled “ghost guns” can be posted online without U.S. State Department approval.

The San Francisco Chronicle says the 2-1 decision was made Tuesday by the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals.

The court overruled an injunction issued by a federal judge last year.

Authorities have concerns about the increasing popularity of ghost guns, which generally lack serial numbers that can be used to trace them.

A ghost gun was used in last week's shootings in San Diego that killed one person and wounded four.