Westport, Conn. Police Chief Sounds Alarm About Untraceable 'Ghost Guns'

March 04, 2018 - 4:35 pm

WESTPORT, Conn. (WCBS 880) -- Police in Westport, Connecticut took a teen into custody last week, on accusations that he threatened to shoot up Staples High School.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, the police chief is using the opportunity to raise a red flag about a kind of weapon that skirts the law.

It is a dangerous, unregulated loophole, said Westport police Chief Foti Koskinas. He said people are buying and assembling gun parts, and he is sounding the alarm.

“The ghost guns, it’s a very scary process right now, what you can do by ordering assembled weapons that are the 80, 90 percent level of functionality,” Koskinas said, “and it takes a very few small steps that you could even watch on YouTube to make that gun functional, that is not traceable. It doesn’t have serial numbers.”

Connecticut already has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. Koskinas urges lawmakers to do more.