Operation Stone Wall: Twelve arrested for ‘ghost gun’ and drug trafficking in New Jersey
March 19, 2019 | Brainwave Science
Twelve New Jersey men were charged with alleged multistate conspiracy to traffic in drugs and untraceable illegal “ghost gun” assembled from kits purchased online.
The yearlong sting codenamed “Operation Stone Wall” mainly focused on a cocaine ring operating in southern New Jersey. The operation took an unforeseen twist when law enforcement authorities realized the involvement of illegal gun trafficking through conversation between two of the alleged members talking about do-it-yourself firearms. According to the AG’s office, four of the men are charged with conspiring to sell six untraceable AR-15 assault rifles. In connection with the investigation, officers seized thirteen guns, including the six-ghost gun AR-15s, and illicit drugs, drug packing materials and cash.
New Jersey already has some of the country’s toughest gun laws, signed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, which makes it a crime to buy, manufacture, possess or sell guns that do not have serial numbers, making them difficult to trace. However, there is no law to background checks for online purchases of the firearm kits and assembled them at home with the help of online videos and instruction.
The so-called “ghost guns” are untraceable as they are assembled outside of the manufacturer’s control and do not have serial number for background check nor are they registered with any law enforcement agencies, providing terrorists and criminals with adequate weapon for crime.
Gurbir Grewal, attorney general of New Jersey, said in a news conference that Ghost guns are a real threat to the society. He said, “This case starkly illustrates why ghost guns are so dangerous, because drug dealers and other criminals can easily acquire them and traffic them into our communities, where they will be virtually untraceable if used in a crime”
Former President Barack Obama claimed that “States with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths.” While the Republican presidential candidate opposed the claimed and said states with stringent gun control laws have “the highest gun crimes rates in the nation.”
Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States or anywhere around the globe, a debate about reforming the nation’s gun law begin anew. Some experts believe we don’t have a gun problem rather we have a people problem while other demand strict gun laws and harsh punishment for perpetrator/s. However, irrespective of ongoing debate, government or law enforcement personnel haven’t found a permanent solution to this threat.
The number of mass shooting incidents in the United States continues to rise. According to the Gun Violence Archive, 61 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of March 19th, 2019 and in 2018, 340 mass shooting incidents occurred across the US. Last year, the most monstrous mass shooting was Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre with AR-15 rifles.
Drug and illegal guns are the dual catalyst driving violence on the street. Ghost guns are a significant threat to public and law enforcement safety. As ghost gun manufacturers exploit loopholes in laws by providing untraceable guns to criminals and terrorists which further being utilized for mass shooting or terrorism.
This incident isn’t the first or the last that law enforcement personnel encountered. Across the country, there have been arrests involving ghost guns- just merely foot soldiers, but officers couldn’t identify the ring-leader or the root of this global dilemma. It is understood that other trafficking rings also operate in the same fashion. Important question for the reader is whether the law enforcement personnel would wait for another mass-shooting incident or would use this case data to crack open all the unidentified trafficking ring dealing in drugs and illicit firearms in the United States or elsewhere. Just to revive the memory, the most recent incident of mass shooting in the last two weeks are Gunman opened fire in a tram in the Netherlands and Christ Church shooting in New Zealand.
In most of the cases, law enforcement personnel are aware of the potential threats and perpetrator/s however, evidence or verifying his or her hideous plans of attack can be a very lengthy process. Here, the officials made their first arrest after a yearlong sting “Operation Stone Wall”.
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