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Unregistered ghost guns are a growing concern

DIY kits make it cheap and easy for people to get around firearm restrictions

by By Leah Worthington and Sue Dremann

Exactly how many ghost guns are circulating in the Bay Area is unknown, but an informal survey of Peninsula law enforcement agencies reveals a noticeable rise: In South San Francisco, more than a fourth of the firearms police recovered in 2021 were ghost guns. And even in relatively quiet Palo Alto, police confiscated two ghost guns during vehicle stops for traffic violations last year.

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