Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down ghost gun* sitesBy MICHAEL BALSAMO
LOS ANGELES (AP) A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as ghost guns.
The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host GhostGunner.net and GhostGuns.com to disable the websites for violating the hosting companies terms of service.
Attorneys for the gun control advocacy group ... argue that the hosting companies, Shopify and DreamHost, should invoke their ability to disable and terminate the websites. ...
Cody Wilson, who runs GhostGunner.net, said the products he sells on his website are legal and in compliance with federal regulations. He has said although there is no legal requirement that he conduct background checks, he tries to take precautions to make sure the weapons arent used nefariously.
This is an attempt to apply pressure to deplatform a legal, American business selling legal products to law-abiding customers, he said.
* "Ghost Gun" is a creation Senator Kevin de Leon: