NYAGV needs your help. Loopholes in New York State law have allowed a growing number of untraceable “ghost guns” and unfinished firearm frames to be built and sold in New York.

Ghost guns are unserialized guns made with 3D printers or assembled at home from kits easily purchased online. Ghost guns pose a serious threat, allowing people who might otherwise be prevented by background checks from owning firearms to easily purchase and assemble untraceable guns from unlicensed dealers.   

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in ghost gun-related cases in New York and throughout the country. Just last week, Nassau County law enforcement found 22 ghost guns, as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition and unknown quantities of bomb-making chemicals, at a home in Farmingdale, Long Island.

Illegal firearms seized by Nassau County Police.

That’s why NYAGV is asking YOU to call NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today to ask him to support measures to stop ghost guns. These two ghost gun bills passed the NY Senate Codes Committee yesterday, and now New Yorkers are counting on the Assembly to bring these bills to a vote! 

Contact Speaker Heastie here and ask him to support these two bills:

  • The Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act (S.7763/A.9903) would prohibit the manufacture and sale of untraceable “ghost guns” and require gunsmiths to serialize and register firearms, rifles, shotguns, and unfinished receivers. 
  • The Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act (S.7762/A.9945) would prohibit the possession of unfinished receivers, also known as frames, by anyone other than a licensed gunsmith.

Thank you for your support and advocacy efforts!