New York’s junior senator is pushing for legislation to combat “ghost guns.”
The 3D Printed Gun Safety Act would federally ban the online distribution of blueprints for 3D-printed firearms. “Ghost guns” are homemade firearms without a serial number, making them difficult to regulate, and blueprints to 3D print them are available online.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand claims that by cracking down on the distribution of blueprints, it will be more difficult for dangerous individuals to get their hands on them.
“With the increase in ghost gun seizures, we need to do more at the federal level to stop 3D printed guns from ever being created in the first place,” said Senator Gillibrand. “The 3D Printed Gun Safety Act is federal legislation that would ban the online distribution of blueprints for 3D printing of firearms. Those who shouldn’t have a gun also shouldn’t be able to print one with just the click of a mouse. By cracking down on the blueprints as well as the guns themselves, we can limit the availability of ghost guns and make it more difficult for dangerous individuals to get their hands on them.”
The bill was originally introduced by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts.