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Maryland AG Supports Banning Ghost Guns in MD

January 25th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

So-called "ghost guns" are easy to make but hard to trace, and Maryland officials are taking aim to outright ban them. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is expected to pass a new rule that would change the definition of what a firearm is, and Maryland leaders hope to adopt a law to do just that. Legislation under consideration during Session 2022 targets the supply chain of ghost guns and the criminals who use them. It would change the definition of a firearm to include unfinished frames or receivers, which would be similar to what will become the ATF's definition. Owning one of these guns would be illegal, and those who already have them could either have a licensed dealer serialize them or they could sell them to a licensed gun dealer. Gun owners that don't do either could face a misdemeanor charge carrying three years in prison or a $10,000 fine under the legislation. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said the availability of ghost guns is an alarming trend in Maryland…