“Ghost guns” a growing concern among law enforcement agencies

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) — “Ghost Guns” are becoming a growing concern among law enforcement agencies.

They are homemade, lethal weapons that can look and work like any firearm. A ghost gun is not easy to make. but anyone with the skill, money, and access to certain tools, can craft a deadly weapon within a few hours.

Police said Lafayette native Scott Bertics assembled his own guns. And they said he then used those guns to kill 19-year-old Clare Orton and himself back in July in Walnut Creek.

Anyone can order the parts online and none of them is traceable because they are not registered.

You can watch the full story on this issue Tuesday at 3 p.m. on Crime Watch Daily on KRON.

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