Mayor Adams Stops Additional Ghost Gun Retailer from Selling Ghost Gun Kits to NYC Residents
Sep 07, 2022 - 10:52 AM
New York – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that another online ghost gun retailer, Salvo Technologies, has stopped illegally selling and delivering gun components – used to assemble illegal and untraceable firearms – to New York City residents. The agreement with Salvo Technologies – doing business as 80P Builder (based in Largo, Florida) – is the third agreement the city has reached with online ghost gun retailers since last month, following a lawsuit filed against five companies in June 2022. The Adams administration announced two previous agreements on August 25 with Rainier Arms (based in North Auburn, Washington) and Rock Slide USA (based in Broadway, North Carolina).
“Ghost guns are illegal and deadly, and we will not sit idly by as gun sellers flout the law to turn a profit off of death in our city,” said Mayor Adams. “We will not hesitate to take every necessary action to keep these dangerous weapons out of our city and hold accountable those who put profits over people. Today’s agreement with Salvo Technologies, like the two before with Rainier Arms and Rock Slide USA, stop the illegal selling of ghost gun kits to New York City residents and is another step in our efforts to reduce gun violence across our city. This is about stopping our schools, our businesses, our places of worship, and so many other locations from turning into killing fields.”
“This latest settlement is yet another example of the city’s commitment to stop online ghost gun retailers from arming individuals who cause enormous harm in our communities,” said New York City Corporation Counsel Sylvia Hinds-Radix. “Our efforts are ongoing to ensure that ghost gun retailers comply with the law so these dangerous weapons stay out of our city.”
As part of today’s agreement with Salvo Technologies, the seller agrees, among other things, to:
- Immediately stop selling ghost gun components to New York City residents,
- Implement a technological bar to any such sales in the future, and
- Provide the city with sales data it can obtain for all such sales since 2020.
In addition to Salvo Technologies, Rainier Arms, and Rock Slide USA, New York City filed suit against Arm or Ally (based in Kansas City, Missouri) and Indie Guns (based in Orlando, Florida) in June. Those suits continue.
In addition to the city’s lawsuit, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed her own lawsuit in June against 10 defendants – including the five the city sued – for selling tens of thousands of illegal, unfinished frames and receivers to New Yorkers that were then converted into unserialized, untraceable handguns and assault-style weapons.