When a ghost gun is used in a crime, it becomes very hard for police to solve the case. That is because the weapons are untraceable. And they’re not at all that hard to make. Tutorials that teach people how to make their own ghost guns are all over the internet.
One would think, that both sides of the political aisle would agree that these weapons are dangerous and shouldn’t be allowed. Fox host Jesse Watters ripped into the ban today, arguing that the ban will do little to stop crimes.
The President said during a speech in the Rose Garden, “These guns are weapons of choice for many criminals. We’re going to do everything we can to deprive them of that choice and when we find them, put them in jail for a long, long time … If you commit a crime with a ghost gun, expect federal prosecution.”
Watters certainly doesn’t agree. He told viewers:
“Cracking down on ghost guns is not going to reduce crime at all. Over the last decade, only 2500 ghost guns were used in criminal activity. So you can ban every single ghost gun right now and you wouldn’t drop the crime rate 1%. If I were a criminal and I was watching the president today, I’d say he has my vote.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.