Absolutely, and I want to thank you for raising this as well.
Ghost guns are the next generation of guns that are being used by criminals expressly for criminal purposes. There is no legitimate or lawful purpose for a ghost gun. It is designed to evade the long arm of the law because they're easily discarded and extremely difficult, if not impossible, to trace.
Therefore, I commend any work that you or any other member of this committee may wish to bring forward in the form of an amendment that will help us to take additional concrete steps to make ghost gun technology for guns illegal, either through the constituent parts or through other avenues.
On the last point, I know there have been questions raised about investigations that may be carried out in which officers seize upon ghost gun technology or ghost guns themselves in conjunction with ammunition that could then be used in a ghost gun. I can assure you, having looked very closely at the Criminal Code and dusting off my federal prosecutor's hat, there are provisions under the Criminal Code that deal with that scenario.
However, that shouldn't in any way detract from our opportunity and responsibility to deal with the question of ghost guns. I encourage the committee to think about that in the coming days when you get to the amendments and clause-by-clause stages. Thank you.