From Senator Gillibrand’s office, “Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Ban Distribution Of Blueprints For 3d Printed Firearms And Curb Epidemic Of “Ghost Guns”“:
“… With the increase in ghost gun seizures in NYC, 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.” …”
This is completely ridiculous and totally unenforceable. What’s more the actual bill S-1819 was introduced more than a month ago and she’s just getting around to holding a presser on it now? It’s a sham.
At 2:00pm today Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will host a press conference to announce new federal legislation to combat the rise of “ghost guns,” Detectives’ Endowment Association, 26 Thomas St., Manhattan.
Spectrum News reports:
“On Tuesday, a group of House Democrats, including Hudson Valley Rep. Pat Ryan, announced plans to attempt an end-run around GOP leadership to force a vote on banning military-style semi-automatic guns and enhancing background checks for gun purchases. They introduced a legislative tool called a discharge petition. If they get a majority of House lawmakers to sign on, they can bring the bills up for consideration. “We’re not going to stick by the old rules. We’re not going to wait for [Speaker] Kevin McCarthy, his MAGA extremist allies, who all day long lecture about public safety and crime,” Ryan said …”
The antis in Albany used to do this when Republicans still controlled the State Senate as well.
The chicken-shit Republicans never do this. It won’t work legislative, but it does help politically by keeping their agenda alive and putting the opposition on the defensive. It generates media attention and helps with fundraising. Republicans, especially in Albany, are too cowardly and stupid to do this on any issue. This is a major reason why they are now super-minority in the state legislature.