Mayor Eric Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell showcased what they cite as a desperate need to stop the flow of ghost guns to the Big Apple in dramatic fashion Wednesday afternoon.
A lengthy table was erected inside police headquarters on May 11 that displayed 131 ghost guns, just a modicum of what has been recovered, police say. Beside the ghost guns on exhibit, over the past couple years additional parts and kits that could build almost 200 guns have also been recovered. These items are being ordered and sold in large numbers via the internet and on the streets.
The officials made a plea to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to revoke the federal firearms license of Polymer80, who has reportedly been the largest supplier of ghost guns with 90s of the firearms recovered by NYPD this year including Polymer80 parts.