The White House and media have recently claimed the following:
Law enforcement officers across the country increasingly find there is no way to trace certain guns they recover from crime scenes. [emphasis mine]
The article also references this recent announcement by the Department of Justice, which has a chart showing that the number of "ghost guns" in the US is increasing but doesn't give the actual source of their data.
- Is there any data to back up this claim?
- To what extent is this trend "increasing?"