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The World of Ghost Guns

It is fairly easy, as the New York Times reports, to buy the parts needed to assemble your own weapon and bypass the reporting laws that a retailer would have to comply with to sell a gun.

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The Times assembled a weapon that had no serial number and would be untraceable.  Then it tested it out.

No, it is not easy to build one.  But for a felon, for example, these do-it-yourself kit guns make it easy for somebody who is not supposed to have a weapon to get one that cannot be traced.

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