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Sign my petition: Stop Ghost Guns

With students heading back to school, I wrote an op-ed for the DailyKos because I believe Congress is our last line of defense to protect our kids. This week, I signed onto a petition to stop ghost guns, and I hope you will, too.

You may have heard about "ghost guns." Real firearms that anyone with access to a 3D printer, the correct materials and enough patience for a YouTube tutorial can print from the comfort of their own home.

They're plastic, so you can't spot them using metal detectors.

They don't have serial numbers, so they're untraceable.

There are no background checks, so anyone can make one.

A Texas-based nonprofit called "Defense Distributed" is working to make blueprints for printable guns, including assault rifles, readily available for download. The State Department recently settled with Defense Distributed, paving the way for these plans to go live this month.

The decision was reckless. Now we need our elected leaders to step in to implement common-sense solutions surrounding 3D-printed guns.

As I've been running for Congress, I've been on the road speaking with constituents face-to-face. These conversations have taught me overwhelmingly clear lessons on the issue of gun safety. National polls back it up:

We need mandatory background checks for all gun buyers, including online, at gun shows, and for all 3D-printed guns.

We need to prevent all convicted domestic abusers from buying guns or printing them, and close the so-called "boyfriend loophole."

We need Congress to act quickly to keep 3D printed guns out of our communities. Sign my petition, and start the tough conversations with your loved ones about gun safety.

These are just some of the common-sense reforms needed to address the gun violence epidemic in America. Sadly, common sense, like firearm regulation, is in short supply in Washington, D.C.


Posted on August 26, 2018 in Campaign Updates.

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