An excerpt from NBC Southern California
By Lolita Lopez and Josh Underwood-Davis
New legislation is aimed at closing a legal loophole blamed for the proliferation of untraceable, homemade guns in Southern California.
So-called ghost guns cannot be tracked, allowing some to fall into the hands of criminals. They can be purchased online, delivered in pieces and assembled at home -- no background check required.
"We have to make sure that our laws are advancing as our technology advance in this country," said Assemblyman Mike Gipson, who represents the Compton area.
His bill, AB 879, would require a state background check for people seeking to buy firearm frames and receivers. It requires the Justice Department to electronically approved the purchase of firearm parts through a parts vendor.