The US Department of Justice has prepared amendments to the “Law on Weapons,” which has remained unchanged since 1968, according to the agency’s website.
We are talking about obliging manufacturers to put serial numbers on the parts that are used to assemble pistols.
In addition, sellers must check the background of the buyer, so that the weapons do not go to convicted criminals.
In addition, licensed suppliers will be required to put a serial number on handguns produced on 3D printers, as well as on any other non-serial firearms, which in the United States are called “ghost weapons.”
According to the Justice Department, over the past four years, more than 23,000 firearms without a serial number have been found at crime scenes in the United States.
Attorney General Merrick Garland believes that the proposed rules will help protect products from falling into the “wrong hands” and make it easier to track weapons used to commit crimes.