Family of teen killed by ghost gun suing gun parts manufacturer

Ghost guns have spiked in popularity in NYC – in 2018, 17 ghost guns were seized. In 2022, that number jumped to 463 ghost guns.

Shakti Denis and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 30, 2024, 12:16 AM

Updated 23 days ago

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The family of 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo, who was shot and killed by a ghost gun in 2022, is now suing the company that makes and sells ghost gun parts for wrongful death.
The lawsuit was filed this week against Polymer80 alleges that the company flooded New York City streets with gun kits that can be assembled at home with no backgrounds checks and no serial numbers for the weapons.
“He was able to obtain this weapon as the result of it being sold intro the stream of commerce with no markings, with no way to trace it, without the requirements that are imposed on gun manufacturers and sellers by law,” said the family’s lawyer.
A 2021 law that allows the state and people affected by gun violence to sew gun makers who knowingly endanger the safety of the public made this lawsuit to bring justice for Angellyh Yambo possible.
Ghost guns have spiked in popularity in NYC – in 2018, 17 ghost guns were seized. In 2022, that number jumped to 463 ghost guns.
News 12 has reached out to Polymer80 for comment and is awaiting a response.


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