“Anything that can be assembled into a gun should be treated as a gun, especially the components or something that can turn into a lethal weapon,” added Gomez. “Ghost gun legislation is critical.”
But most Democratic members of the House admit, even if they pass ghost gun regulations in their chamber, it would be an uphill battle to get the legislation through the Republican-controlled Senate.
“We passed a bipartisan background check bill early this last year in the House, and it is not going anywhere in the Senate,” said Rep. Nanette Barragan from California’s 44th District. “This bill just adds ghost guns to those universal background checks. There is no reason Senator McConnell can’t put the background check bill that currently passed, to a vote in the Senate.”