Rep. Fleischmann Urges Colleagues to call Special Session to Ban Ghost Guns

August 2, 2018

In the wake of uncertainty at the national level over allowing 3D printed gun blueprints to be downloaded and printed, Rep. Andy Fleischmann is urging members of the Connecticut General Assembly to convene this summer to pass legislation closing this dangerous loophole. Rep. Fleischmann has contacted the Secretary of the State’s office and requested that petitions be issued to call legislators into special session. The process requires that more than half the members of the legislature sign the petition.

“Allowing these guns to be produced by criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers or anyone who can access the information is a major threat to public safety,” said Fleischmann. “We cannot wait for the Trump administration to act. It has already shown it is captive to the NRA. We in Connecticut must take a stand and act now at the state level - which we have the power to do.”

Rep. Fleishmann says there was bipartisan support for the bill and there’s no reason members of both parties can’t come together this summer to pass the legislation. State Representatives Derek Slap and Joe Verrengia, and State Senator Beth Bye, all of West Hartford, joined Fleischmann in seeking a special session as soon as possible to address the danger posed by these new weapons.

Press Release: Rep. Fleischmann Urges Colleagues to call Special Session to Ban Ghost Guns