First: The State Department decided to allow one company to post its gun blueprints online enabling anyone — including terrorists, convicted felons, and domestic abusers — to download these plans to print functional, untraceable, and undetectable guns.
But Then: Across the country, Americans like you took a stand against this dangerous reality and sent more than 160,000 calls and messages to the State Department DEMANDING that it stop the distribution of downloadable guns.
After That: Your voice was so powerful, news outlets all over America began reporting on downloadable guns, making it a national issue that everyone should be terrified of.
As a Result: 21 State Attorneys General recognized how dangerous this would be and issued a joint letter to the State Department with their concerns. Plus, several Members of Congress introduced pieces of legislation that would prevent the publication of downloadable guns online and strengthen gun laws prohibiting undetectable firearms!
And Finally: After several states sued in a Washington court, a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against the State Department that STOPS the company from posting its gun blueprints online.
>> However, this temporary restraining order only lasts until August 28!!! <<
Dick, we’re making tremendous progress to stop downloadable guns, but this victory is only temporary. So we’re continuing to put pressure on the State Department. We’re working with Members of Congress, state legislatures, governors, and attorneys general to prevent this dangerous reality. We’re continuing to raise our voice in litigation that could keep our communities safe from downloadable guns. But if we’re going to stop this once and for all, we’re going to need your support: Chip in now to ensure we have the resources we need to keep up the fight against downloadable guns.
Thanks for standing with us in a fight that we can’t afford to lose.
Deputy Director, Federal Legislative Campaigns
Everytown for Gun Safety