Posted October 12, 2018 8:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Some locales aren’t fans of homebuilt firearms. They think the idea of hobbyists building guns is somehow equivalent to arming legions of violent felons, and they want something done about it.

Once such place is the city of Bridgeport, CT.

For what it’s worth, reports that this isn’t a spur of the moment decision, either.

In a move advocated by Mayor Joseph Ganim as far back as March, lawmakers in the state’s largest city passed ordinance 155-17 last month to regulate “ghost guns,” defined as home-built firearms without serial numbers.

“This is a piece of metal that you can easily buy in the markets,” said Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez in a press conference, holding up an unfinished 80-percent AR lower. “But if you can get this, you can make this,” he said, holding an AR-15 short-barreled rifle. “And this is a real weapon. This weapon will discharge anywhere from 50 to 30 rounds at a time.”

Alright, first of all, it won’t “discharge anywhere from 50 to 30 rounds at a time.” Even if it’s fully-automatic–an act that’s already illegal without proper authorization–it still only fires one round at a …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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