Cease and desist orders were issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office to 16 websites that manufacture and sell firearms or firearm components for selling nearly complete assault-style firearms in the state.

Assault-style rifles are banned in New York, but the websites have been providing the ability to get around the ban, specifically advertising as a way of evading law enforcement, Jame’s office said.

“There is only one purpose for the products that these companies are selling — to manufacture illegal and deadly assault weapons,” James said in a statement.

“The proliferation of these types of weapons has not only caused indescribable suffering across the country, but gravely endanger every New Yorker. We must make sure that these illegal and untraceable guns are not built in New York.”

The cease and desist orders were issued as lawmakers have introduced new legislation meant to ban so-called “ghost guns” in New York that are untraceable. Local-level law enforcement officials, including Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, have also issued warnings about ghost guns.