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LAPD Calls Ghost Guns an `Epidemic’ in LA, with 400% Increase Since 2017
October 18, 2021
The proliferation of ghost guns -- some of which can be put together within 30 minutes -- has increased ``exponentially over the last year'' and has become an ``epidemic,'' according to a Los Angeles Police Department report that will be reviewed by the police commission tomorrow.bThe virtually untraceable weapons, which don't have serial numbers, have increased by about 400% in Los Angeles since 2017, according to the LAPD's data on recovered firearms. "The current trend shows these figures will continue to grow exponentially,'' the LAPD said in its report, which notes that 3D printing allows the components to be more accessible. ... read more »
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