Torres and gun safety advocates announce new federal push to curb ghost guns


After a ghost gun was used in the recent shooting death of a teen in Mott Haven, a Bronx lawmaker is ready to take action on the federal level.

U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres was joined by Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, advocates for gun safety and cure violence groups, on April 15, when he announced new federal legislation that would allow individuals and families impacted by ghost guns to file lawsuits against manufacturers. This year, the NYPD has already taken 34 ghost guns off the streets of the Bronx.