Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit last Thursday 23 January challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted online.
CBS news reports New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of state attorneys general, argued that posting the blueprints would allow anyone to go online and use the downloadable files to create unregistered and untraceable assault-style weapons that could be difficult to detect.
The lawsuit, joined by California, Washington and 17 other states, was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle. It is likely to reignite a fierce debate over the use of 3D-printed firearms and is the latest in a series of attempts by state law enforcement officials to block the Trump administration from easing the accessibility of the blueprints.
A ghost gun – one that has no serial number and which can be made on a 3D printer out of plastics – thus avoiding metal detectors – was used in the recent Saugus High School shooting. LAPD says ghost guns are increasingly involved in crimes. In March of last year, a major police sting operation in New Jersey uncovered an organized crime ring creating and selling ghost guns, according to ABC News.
Send a message of support to the state attorney generals who are trying to prevent the disastrous impact of allowing downloadable gun plans to spread further.
Please contact New York Attorney General Tish James through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
As one of the 80,000+ members of @1Pulse4America THANK YOU for your efforts on this serious issue. America cannot afford to allow ghost guns / 3D printed guns to proliferate. We stand with you.
Email: (form) https://ag.ny.gov/contact-attorney-general-letitia-james
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