3D Guns Letter
August 7, 2018
Last week, Judge Robert Lasnik ordered the State Department to block the distribution of plans to produce 3D guns. Specifically, you were ordered to “preserve the status quo.”
As you know, the status quo to which Judge Lasnik refers is the State Department position that distributing plans to make these weapons is illegal and will not be permitted.
And yet immediately, in clear violation of the law and the order, websites sprung up across the internet distributing these plans. Some are hosted in foreign nations. Some are hosted here in the United States. They have been promoted by the NRA, shared on social media, and posted on conservative websites – all of which are endangering Americans.
This is a problem of your creation. When the State Department incomprehensibly changed course to allow this downloadable death to proceed, you opened a pandora’s box of chaos and destruction. You are now under a federal court order to close this box and we demand that you do so immediately – and that you keep it closed. Are you subject to the rule of law or are you a subject of the NRA and the gun industry?
There are lives at stake. Their blood will be on your hands.
If you don’t act now, it will be too late.
For American Safety,
The NoRA Coalition
Arizona for Gun Safety
Michael Ian Black
Portia A. Boulger
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Coalition Against Gun Violence, A Santa Barbara County Coalition
Holly Marie Combs
Cathy DeForest, Ph.D.
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence – Cape Cod
Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah
Gun Violence Prevention PAC Illinois
Herndon Reston Coalition To End Gun violence
Joint Action Committee
Harvey J. Kaye
Rep. Ted Lieu
MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
March For Our Lives
Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
National Council of Jewish Women
Newtown Action Alliance
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund
One Pulse for America
Postcards For America
Psychiatrists for Gun Violence Prevention
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Safe Campus Colorado
San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention
Rep. Eric Swalwell
The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
The ENOUGH Campaign
The Safe Tennessee Project
Va. Center for Public Safety
Vorzimer & Masserman Fertility and Famly Law
WAVE- Women Against the Violence Epidemic
Rabbi Elyse Wechterman
Women Against Gun Violence
Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice