The Butler County campaign is at the center of a national debate over ghost weapons
PITTSBURG (KDKA) – The Butler County campaign has become the center of a national debate over ghost weapons.
The JSD Supply website offers a variety of firearms, including Glocks, Sig Sauers and AK-47s, that can be assembled in the privacy of your home. But unlike pre-assembled firearms, items sold in Butler County have no serial numbers, and JSD Supply boasts, “No documents.
But now the federal government is accepting repression.
Earlier this month, the Bureau for the Sale of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an order to stop and deny the company by mail, saying it was illegally selling firearms. Late last week, the company filed a counterclaim against the government, and in what is likely to be testing self-assembled guns, both sides are set to argue in federal court.
On Monday, by phone owner Jordan Winro had no comment, but his operation was suspended pending a judge’s decision on whether to suspend the suspension and denial orders. In court documents, the company cites the ATF and President Joe Biden for exceeding their powers and violating the Second Amendment, imposing new rules without congressional approval.
Last month, the president announced that distributors such as JSD must be licensed and kits must have serial numbers.
“Suddenly it’s no longer a ghost,” Biden told reporters on April 11. “He has a return address. It will save lives, reduce crime and bring more criminals out of the streets.”
It is planned that the order will come into force only in August, but in its letter ATF said that already in accordance with applicable law collected guns are valid and require serial numbers.
Local gun rights advocates disagree.
“They have to answer to the legislature,” said Jim Stoker of the Firearms Owners Against Crime Campaign. “That’s what it all comes down to. You have a president who comes out and gives a speech, using fictitious terms to scare everyone in the country by calling them ghostly guns. People behind them.”
JSD will be in federal court on Wednesday to ask the judge to overturn the suspension and waiver order so he can start delivering the kits again.