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Brnovich joins lawsuit to block crackdown of gun-building kits

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is joining a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The lawsuit is aimed at blocking the agency from cracking down on what are called “ghost guns.”

Those guns are made from what the Biden administration says are unserialized kits, where an individual can purchase a kit online and build a firearm at home. 

Brnovich joined the lawsuit that was originally filed in North Dakota. The suit argues that the Biden administration is unconstitutionally attempting to do what Congress will not. 

Last year, the administration said law enforcement recovered about 20,000 suspected “ghost guns,” which is a tenfold increase from 2016.

The bureau has yet to file a formal response to the original suit. There is no date set for the hearing. 

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.