Ghost guns: spookier than you think they are

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Off-the-books, untraceable “ghost guns” can now be manufactured at home, easily, and in large numbers; they contribute ever more frequently to firearm violence, including hate violence and domestic terrorism. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives estimates that in 2019 alone, law enforcement agencies recovered more than 10,000 ghost guns. The manuscript describes the current situation and suggests specific actions that state and federal governments can take to avert disaster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number13
JournalInjury Epidemiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Extremism
  • Firearms
  • Ghost guns
  • Political violence
  • Terrorism
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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