Letitia James Sends Urgent Message To Supreme Court

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(FixThisNation.com) – Two dozen attorneys general, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, have called for the Supreme Court to uphold the ghost guns federal regulations. 

On Wednesday in a post on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, James argued that ghost guns were equally dangerous to regular firearms. She added that along with 23 other Attorney Generals, they were urging the country’s highest court to uphold the rule which helps regulate ghost guns in the same way which allows them to keep communities safe from gun violence.

The amicus brief filed in Garland v. VanDerStok by the coalition is pushing for the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the ruling of the lower court against the rule. In 2022 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives rule was updated to include in its definition of “firearms,” ghost guns, which refers to guns that are purchased in a kit or part form and put together by their owner. These types of kits can be purchased both online and in-store without any background checks, despite the fact that the end product is a fully functional firearm. 

Under the rule, ghost guns are not banned, but the kits are subjected to the same regulations as normal firearms. This includes requiring background checks and adding serial numbers to the guns. 

In November the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the regulations. In April the Supreme Court agreed to consider the case and ruled that the rule would remain in place during the legal challenges. 

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