Pennsylvania AG Pressures Gun Show Promoter to Ban Sales of ‘Ghost Gun’ Kits

Josh Shapiro thinks this is a weapon. (JWT for TTAG)

Zealous Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro danced happily for the press today after announcing that he had pressured the state’s largest gun show organizer to ban the sale of “Ghost Gun” kits.

Shapiro held a press conference in Philadelphia today to announce the “agreement” under which Eagle Arms Productions will ban the sale of the kits.

From whyy.org. . .

Shapiro said the agreement between the prosecutor and the organizer of the arms exhibition was the first of its kind in the country. An Eagle Arms representative confirmed the agreement but declined further comments.

“We’re the first state in the nation to do something about it to bridge the strained relationships between gun lovers and those who want more gun reforms,” ​​Shapiro said. “Today we are showing here in Philadelphia that it is possible.”

Shapiro claims the police are finding more homemade, unsophisticated firearms in the hands of criminals.

From pennlive.com. . .

“Ghost weapons are fast becoming the weapon of choice for criminals and fueling the gun violence epidemic,” Shapiro said. “These DIY weapon kits should be subject to the same background checks and qualifications as fully functional firearms to prevent criminals who cannot legally buy or possess weapons from getting their hands on these deadly, untraceable weapons.”

The WG did not provide any statistics to support this claim.

Shapiro made no mention of the fact that none of the now banned items sold at gun shows in Pennsylvania constitute a firearm as defined by law. These are unfinished parts and as such are regulated by the ATF. Also, keep in mind that anyone can now buy an inexpensive 3D printer and easily make these parts themselves.

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Ghost Gun Ban Gun Shows ShowsJosh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General (AP Photo / Matt Rourke)

AG Shapiro received assistance in enforcing the gun exhibition ban from an allegedly pro-gun organization that does not appear to be a fan of Keystone Staters, who build their own firearms in their own homes.

Kim Stolfer, president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Firearms Owners Against Crime, said [Eagle Arms Productions’ owner Joel] Koehler has the right to control which products are sold at its events, adding, “Legitimate vendors at these events support what Eagle Arms does.”

In his press release announcing the Eagle Arms decision to members of his organization, he stated, “Both Representatives Amen Brown and Eagle Arms have worked together on a decision that will save lives and the constitutional rights of all citizens without government intervention or restriction will protect! “

Talks between Koehler and Brown began after Brown attended the Eagle Arms Gun Show in Morgantown, Berks County last month. There Brown said he saw large numbers of ghost rifles being sold.

Talks between Koehler and Brown began after Brown attended the Eagle Arms Gun Show in Morgantown, Berks County last month. There Brown said he saw large numbers of ghost rifles being sold.

With friends like that. . .

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