Oakland joins growing list of California cities to ban ghost guns

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The Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oakland on Tuesday became the latest California city to ban the components for easy-to-assemble and impossible-to-trace “ghost guns,” whose popularity has spiked in recent years, amid a wave of gun violence in the city. The ordinance, which passed unopposed, takes aim at the rapid proliferation of the firearms, which can be ordered online and delivered without a serial number or the buyer undergoing a background check. Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and council members Dan Kalb and Noel Gallo proposed the ordinance. In seeking its passage, Kalb and Gallo called it a key move to s…

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