Lamont, Ganim propose 3-D gun bans

Lamont, Ganim propose 3-D gun bans

Gun Rights

Connecticut does not have a state law that explicitly forbids ownership of plastic, untraceable “ghost guns,” but in the light of a recent federal settlement that could allow blueprints for 3-D printed guns to go online, Democrats are renewing calls to pass such a ban. A federal judge Tuesday night issued a temporary national injunction preventing a man from posting download-able blueprints for 3-D printing a gun on the internet. Democratic endorsed candidates Ned Lamont, running for governor, William Tong, running for attorney general, and Shawn Wooden, running for treasurer, stood next to a 3-D printer in Hartford Public Library Wednesday and urged the state legislature to prevent the machine from becoming a weapons manufacturer. “What we’re seeing now with ghost guns and 3-D printing is the way we’re trying to enforce our existing laws and make them relevant to the 21st century,” said Lamont. “This is an enormous end run around what we’re trying to do in terms of protecting our streets.” Meanwhile Lamont’s opponent in this months’ Democratic gubernatorial primary, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, held his own press conference Wednesday to pledge that his city would pursue a local ghost gun ban until state legislators take action. “The invisibility of it, the undetectability of it … is of grave concern,” said Ganim, flanked by a small group of state legislators, City Council members and police personnel. The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee considered a bill this spring that would have prohibited people from creating or assembling a gun […]

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