Fact Check: Ghost Guns … There’s No Such Thing!

Dan Wos, Author of – Good Gun Bad Guy
Host of The Loaded Mic

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- As more blue counties and states across the country try desperately to get every gun registered under a “universal background check” system, the term “ghost gun” is being leveraged to its full potential.

The new fake narrative focuses on the success of sheriff departments and other law enforcement taking these so-called “ghost guns” off the streets.

You’ll notice they don’t talk about confiscating weapons from violent felons. If they did, some folks might start asking why those felons were let out of jail. So, never mind that. Their job is to keep you focused on the gun.

Ghost Gun Hoax

The term “ghost gun” was created by Anti-Gunners to scare people who don’t know any better into believing, that these spooky firearms are more deadly than others while re-directing your focus from their every-so-popular, police department de-funding efforts. The term “ghost gun” is nothing more than a nomenclature to describe a firearm that is untraceable but the term brings with it, a new, bone-chilling level of fright. Well, at least that’s what they are hoping for. The two-part plan is to introduce a new type of firearm for the emotionally challenged to fear while encouraging everyone to believe that untraceable firearms are unacceptable. In their pursuit to garner support for more gun restrictions, nationwide firearm registries, and red flag confiscations; the political left is willing to push “ghost guns” to anyone who will listen.

Fear has always been the most important tool for the gun-grabbers. Diane Feinstein capitalized on irrational gun-fear by pushing the term “assault weapon” into the public forum, Obama and Hillary tried using the “weapons of war” narrative, and they all love using the fake term “gun-violence.” Now we are starting to see “ghost gun” take center stage. What’s scarier than ghosts? Be careful, they might possess you or lurk around your house in the middle of the night while everyone is sleeping. Anti-gun legislators, their lapdog media, and well-funded lobbyists will use anything that works to keep their fearful followers on the edge of their seats.

Along with the fearsome will conjure up in response to the new scare-tactic, the idea that all guns “should be” registered with the federal government is implied in this new campaign.

This is the Brady Campaign‘s agenda-correct description of so-called, “ghost guns.”

There are no federal restrictions on who can buy ghost gun kits or parts;
(As it should be.)

There are no federal limitations on how many ghost gun kits or parts someone can buy;
(This statement implies that there should be.)

Ghost gun kits and parts are relatively cheap;
(That’s great. Finally, affordable parts!)

Ghost gun kits and parts are intentionally marketed as unregulated and untraceable to appeal to those who want to avoid background checks and/or are gun traffickers.
(False. They’re not intentionally marketed to appeal to those who want to avoid background checks. This may be a “Brady Projection.” Maybe it’s nobody’s damn business and I just want to make my own gun.

When the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were ratified, there were no serial numbers, background checks, magazine capacity restrictions, or gun-free zones.

People didn’t register their guns with the government? As a matter of fact; the less the government knew, the better. The idea of gun ownership was that it was none of the government’s business. That narrative has been carefully shaped and crafted to represent the exact opposite. It is now the opinion of some that all gun ownership should be regulated and overseen by a federal agency and that all guns should be registered with the government. This is the exact opposite of what our Founding Fathers wanted. This rhetoric from the Brady campaign is designed to presuppose that guns “should” be registered. They want people to build an opinion off of a false premise.

Here’s the plan. Scare the Hell out of people with the term “ghost gun,” imply that a gun registry is normal procedure and encourage voters to support the people who promise to keep them safe. Of course, that would be the Democrats. Don’t forget, in order to compile that nationwide gun registry, “universal background checks” must become law. So once they know where all the guns are, what’s next? This is where Red Flag Laws come in. Is it a coincidence that Red Flag Laws have been at the top of the gun-grabbers priority list? In order to confiscate guns, they need to know where they are, right? But before they can do that, they need to scare your neighbors into supporting that registry. Say hello to the “ghost gun.” It’s just another scary term designed to instill fear in people in the push to disarm real Americans.

The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege.
It’s your right.

Dan Wos
Good Gun Bad Guy
The Loaded Mic

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Even if “ghost guns” were supernatural and super-scary, they are still arms, and thus any attempt by government to regulate or diminish the People’s absolute rights to own, possess, and use them is treason, and should be met with IMMEDIATE DEADLY FORCE.

When you actually begin to take your rights seriously, so will politicians. Imagine that. Time to grow up, kids.


It is about freaking time someone who can get published pointed this out. Serial numbers were not required until GCA1968 was enacted. Jonathan Browning, JMB’s father, did not serialize his weapons. Neither did John Moses. I am getting so very tired of the BS. Thank you, Mr. Wos, for pointing it out.


Personally built firearms that are NOT for public sale do NOT require serial numbers.


Then again, the scarier the better!


Just like ‘Assault Weapon’!! NO such thing in civilian market!


Wrong: A civilian can purchase assault weapons, howitzers, tanks, bombs, grenades,and any damn thing they wish as long as they file the proper forms and have the money to do so.

uncle dudley

A republican senator needs to introduce a law that all shooting crimes must include in the police report if the weapon used was stolen and whether it had a serial number on it as required by law or if it was a so-called ghost gun that was home made, it’s past time to fight back on the media and the anti gun folks with facts and get the info out to the public.
We all know most shooting crimes are done by criminals who use stolen weapons bought on the street and not in a store.
Good article Dan.


“whether it had a serial number on it as required by law or if it was a so-called ghost gun that was home made, it’s past time to fight back on the media and the anti gun folks with facts”

Please point out WHAT LAW dicttes that our guns that WE build MUST HAVE serial numbers?

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You know the Govt started keeping track of thru background checks.


The simple fact that every gun bought and sold before the 1968 GCA, and every gun sold via private transaction, before certain States outlawed such transactions, is by their definition a “Ghost Gun,” as no paper trail exists for tracking those guns. All Acts of Gun Control, even banning ownership by previous offenders is INFRINGEMENT upon the 2nd. A convicted murderer should not be able to buy a gun some say, but “why TF is the convicted murderer out of prison?” should be the reply (or any other Anti-Social Offender). If they are a continued threat to others, they shouldn’t… Read more »


One being a Felon does not register any greater threat to me than one being a government official.



I agree.

BLM/Antifa, as violent and destructive as they are, have not arrested anyone for singing, playing catch, paddle boarding, having a rifle that is too short, a pistol that is too long, a firearm that is too quiet, or a firearm that the state did have listed in their files.


” Ghost gun kits and parts are relatively cheap “ Dan Wos did a great job at debunking most of the gun-grabbers’ talking points here (thank you, Dan), so I’ll expound a little on this 1 point. Hmmm… not sure where they do their shopping. I was doing some research on this not long ago. By the time you source all the parts – you do need more than a frame and a slide – you’re at roughly $100 more than a comparable, new (complete with magazine(s) and warranty) firearm. Unless you happen to live or travel near each of… Read more »

Ryben Flynn

As soon as you mentioned a frame and a slide, you must be referring to the 80% Glock compatible pistol kits. Yes, more expensive than buying the real thing and there are many reasons you may want to spend the extra and build your own. But when it comes to building your own AR platform rifle from a 80% lower and the other parts, I built one (not including shipping and sales taxes) for $330 and up to $450 depending on the parts before any optics are added. The one exception is my AR10 from a Polymer80 lower and with… Read more »


The price issue is dependent upon the maker already having the tools on hand to finish the parts. Factor in the cost of a Drill Press, drill bits, and end mill bits, and you approach the cost of a entry level AR.
Of course, right now with Ammogedon, and the price jump of Firearms, it’s out of control.
The biggest benefit has always been the customization of the finished gun. Better components and the satisfaction of doing it yourself, and nothing screams “I’m an American” than building your own firearm.


The first time I saw that term, it was in the comments sections on various websites. Specifically the sellers of parts kits and partial receivers. When I pointed out that creating a new scary nickname could be used against us, I was booed and downvoted.

Here we are.

Green Mtn. Boy

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts, just the Marxism that concocts such Bravo Sierra.


Law enforcement agencies should be required to report the actual numbers of crimes solved by tracing a firearms serial number. They should also be required to supply a breakdown of crime guns confiscated showing true non serialized vs ones that have had the serial number removed.


That would be an interesting development. But somewhere in my suspicious mind is the idea that if the numbers were positive for their narrative, we’d already be hearing about it. As a result, I’m inclined to think that serial numbers, as a crime fighting tool, are just another in a long line of gimmicks that we were told would work but didn’t. Just another way of diverting our attention from the one proven technique that they don’t want to employ. Pick up the bad guys, put them in the stir, and keep them there until they’re no longer bad guys.… Read more »


Law enforcement will do nothing that does not justify their continued existence and funding, and no information will be forthcoming that does not support the current false narratives and propaganda. There are no cops who won’t enforce already existing unconstitutional gun laws, and nearly every cop will enforce whatever unconstitutional laws they are told to.

As conservatives that value freedom, we need to stop supporting law enforcement.


When it comes down to it, all of us will be in our shops heating, bending, welding, silver soldering, brazing, casting, filing, carbonizing, hardening, tempering, and other actions allowed by Physics to put down the onerous beast besting us.

Ok, chemistry, energy storage, EMP, tidal… There is no ghostly limit.



This article makes good points, but all of the misplaced punctuation makes it difficult to read at times. Are there no editors?