New Jersey attorney general asks 'ghost gun' makers to quit selling

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New Jersey's attorney general is asking some firearms companies to stop marketing and selling so-called “ghost guns.”

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Tuesday the weapons are illegal in New Jersey and he will pursue a lawsuit against the gun makers if they don't "cease and desist."

Ghost guns refer to untraceable weapons that lack serial numbers and have not been registered.

Grewal posted on Twitter that the manufacturers have 15 days to comply or legal action will be taken.

A spokesman for the state's top law enforcement official declined to name the companies in the hope the companies will comply.

Legislation to prohibit the purchase of firearms parts used to make such weapons is moving through the Democrat-led Legislature. The state Senate passed the bill unanimously earlier this month.

A similar bill is pending in the Assembly.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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