October 27, 2022
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Corporation Counsel Sylvia Hinds-Radix today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted their motion for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit against online ghost gun retailer Indie Guns that immediately halts the company from further selling and delivering ghost gun components to New York City residents. The court issued the preliminary injunction after the city filed a lawsuit, earlier this summer, against the company and four other companies unlawfully selling ghost gun kits to New Yorkers. The other four companies have already agreed to stop their unlawful behavior.
“We continue to work tirelessly to ensure our streets are safe from the deadly menace of ghost guns, and are today damming another river feeding the sea of gun violence in our city,” said Mayor Adams. “We’ve already stopped four companies from their unlawful behavior, and today’s court decision marks another important step in our fight to rid our city of the scourge of ghost guns. We will continue our efforts to hold the remaining defendant accountable to the fullest extent of the law as we work to stop gun violence across New York City.”
“In ordering this retailer to immediately stop selling ghost gun parts into the city as the case proceeds, the court has acknowledged the threat these weapons pose to New Yorkers,” said Corporation Counsel Hinds-Radix. “This is a win for public safety and the rule of law. We will continue to vigorously litigate this case as it proceeds.”
The four companies that have already agreed to stop their unlawful behavior are: