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Identifying ‘Ghost Gun’ Dealers on Social Media

Privately made firearms (from kits or 3D printers), also known as ‘ghost guns’ due to their lack of traceable features, are growing in popularity and use by those unfit to hold a firearms license. This poses a significant challenge to law enforcement, as dealers leverage social media to promote and distribute ghost guns.

Request the flash briefing to learn how our Tradecraft Analysts leveraged open-source intelligence to identify ghost gun dealers operating on online platforms, including Telegram and the Dark Web, to promote and distribute ‘untraceable firearms.’