Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Polymer80, Inc., et al.
Public Interest Litigation
Filed in: Circuit Court for Baltimore City
The complaint alleges that Polymer80, Inc. violates Maryland and federal firearms law by manufacturing, advertising, and selling kits and parts with which consumers can easily and quickly assemble fully functioning, home-assembled, untraceable, and unserialized ghost guns.
The complaint alleges that Polymer80, which accounts for 91% of all ghost guns seized in the City, has caused a public nuisance in Baltimore City, and that the City is entitled to monetary and injunctive relief as a result.
- June 1, 2022 – A Complaint filed by Sanford Heisler Sharp, the Affirmative Litigation Division within Baltimore City’s Department of Law, and Brady against ghost gun manufacturer Polymer80, Inc. and Hanover Armory, LLC alleges negligence, public nuisance, and violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.
- AFRO News — Mayor Brandon M. Scott takes fight against ‘ghost guns’ directly to build-kit manufacturer, Polymer80
- AP News — Baltimore sues ghost gun maker as state ban begins
- The Baltimore Sun — "A growing menace": Baltimore Mayor Scott announces city lawsuit against "ghost gun" manufacturer, Hanover gun shop
- The Washington Post — Baltimore Mayor: "Ghost gun" company fueled public health crisis
- WJZ-TV — Baltimore Sues Ghost Gun Manufacturer, Gun Retailer