Rise of ghost gun kits allows buyers to assemble guns at home

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HOUSTON - Take home kits aren't just for furniture anymore. Kits that let you make your own military-style semi-automatic rifles at home sprung up recently in Florida raising concerns for law enforcement.

"When these unfinished receivers turn up at crime scenes we have no way of tracing them," said Nicole Strong, ATF Senior Special Agent/Public Information Officer.

Not a trace of these ghost guns. No serial number, no markings and you can get them online where thousands of websites are selling with no background check needed.

"We're not able to determine the source of that firearm and where that firearm came from so it's very difficult for law enforcement investigators to solve a crime when unfinished receivers are discovered at a crime scene," said Strong.

Anybody can make their own rifle.

"Unfortunately it's not as hard as you would think," said Strong.

"With a little bit of skill and time and patience you can put an unfinished receiver together and turn it into a working firearm," said Strong.

Untraceable homemade guns - yet another issue to add to gun control talks cause right now, you can't control this gun.

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