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unregistered guns in the hands of violent criminals

Twenty-five years ago, in the thriller In the Line of Fire, a killer played by John Malkovich built an undetectable plastic "ghost gun" to assassinate the President. As a plot device in 1993, plastic guns made for a great storyline; in 2018 with cheap 3D printing machines available to everyone including convicted felons, the idea is terrifying.

Twenty-five years ago, in the thriller In the Line of Fire, a killer played by John Malkovich built an undetectable plastic "ghost gun" to assassinate the President. As a plot device in 1993, plastic guns made for a great storyline; in 2018 with cheap 3D printing machines available to everyone including convicted felons, the idea is terrifying.

It is obvious to everyone other than the NRA extremists and their man in the White House: allowing the reckless spread of unregistered, untraceable, and undetectable guns is irresponsible.

But the Trump administration – caving yet again to pressure from the gun lobby – recently reversed years of national security policy by allowing unchecked distribution of blueprints for 3-D printed "ghost guns."

Trump's decision means that in a matter of minutes, anyone – from children to violent criminals or terrorists – could make an unregistered gun that would pass through metal detectors.

Unregulated, on-demand ghost guns make us less safe.

Sign the petition: Congress must regulate deadly, 3-D printable guns now!

Make no mistake: ghost guns are just as lethal as any other. In the midst of a national gun violence epidemic, we must take action to ensure responsible gun ownership. And that means keeping ghost guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.

Add your name to tell Congress: Step up and take action on ghost guns!

Henry
Henry Wessinger
Oregonians for Safe Gun Storage

Posted on August 18, 2018.