NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today applauded several members of Congress, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and others who have introduced legislation to protect the public from the clear risks associated with the online release of blueprints for downloadable, untraceable guns. These common-sense bills would stop this dangerous development by blocking the blueprints for downloadable guns from being made available online and strengthening the law prohibiting undetectable firearms.
STATEMENT FROM NICK SUPLINA, MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR LAW AND POLICY FOR EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“I am grateful that elected leaders in Congress are taking action to keep our communities safe from downloadable guns. Everytown will stand with our allies and fight tooth and nail to prohibit 3D printed guns. The legislation introduced today is critical for the security of the country, and I urge every member of Congress who cares about public safety to get behind these bills immediately. We don’t have a moment to waste.”
The legislation introduced today includes:
- The 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018, introduced by Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Jack Reed (D-RI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Pat Leahy (D-VT).
- The Untraceable Firearms Act of 2018, introduced by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH).
- The Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2018 introduced by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Seth Moulton (D-MA).
On Friday, after the close of business, the State Department modified the United States Munitions List to allow a single company to move forward with publication of blueprints for downloadable, untraceable guns. Since these blueprints became available online, there has been an outpouring of opposition from attorneys general, state legislators and Americans across the country. At least nine attorneys general have brought lawsuits to stop downloadable guns, and more than 20 sent a letter to the Trump Administration urging it to reverse course.
More information about downloadable guns is available here.