The arrest of a white supremacist cell before the Richmond gun rally shows how extremist motives are colliding with easy access to ghost guns, homemade silencers, and unregulated tactical accessories.
The perpetrator’s handgun was assembled from parts available for purchase without a background check.
After an international manhunt, Wilson pleaded guilty to a felony in Texas court. But the particulars of his deal left him in a legal gray area that allows him to own and work with firearms.
Bans on sharing 3D gun blueprints have proven porous, but the community that makes them is migrating to platforms more amenable to the cause.
Three weeks after The Trace reported that Twitter users were freely distributing design files…
The platforms say they don’t allow users to post blueprints or how-tos for building ghost guns. But the files continue to circulate.
A string of high-profile crimes involving untraceable firearms has authorities on edge. Says one federal agent: “We have no way of knowing what’s out there."