Sheila Jackson Lee

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Sheila Jackson Lee

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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Become An Original Cosponsor of The “Protect Lives and Stop the Imminent Chaos Act”


Dear Colleague:

I invite you to join me as an original co-sponsor of the Protect Lives and Stop the Imminent Chaos (PLASTIC) Act.

The PLASTIC Act would establish a prohibition on the use of 3D printing technology to produce firearms, firearm components, or ammunition. It would also prohibit their possession and transfer. Additionally, the bill would establish
a task force to address the national security and safety issues posed by the use of 3D printing technology and the manufacture of prohibited and unregistered firearms.

There are currently over 350 million firearms in the United States, and it is already far too difficult for law enforcement to ensure they kept out of the wrong hands. The number of mass shootings in the United States continues
to rise, and has made our schools and places of worship into places where many no longer feel safe. Our nation will not be safe if access to the technology to print guns at home becomes commonplace.

Our current gun laws have many loopholes that allow people who should not be eligible to obtain a firearm to obtain one anyway. The advances in 3D printing technology, and the growing ease of access to such technology make it possible
to easily manufacture an unregistered firearm on a consumer device. These plastic weapons even have the capacity to bypass metal detectors. We must take actions to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who would otherwise be prevented from having

This legislation will not restrict the Second Amendment, take away gun rights, nor impose greater restrictions on gun ownership for law abiding Americans, yet it would help address the home-printed gun loophole that could allow
dangerous individuals to obtain unregistered assault weapons.

Please join me as an original co-sponsor of the PLASTIC Act. To co-sponsor this legislation please contact Jackson Cosko on my staff at or by telephone
at (202) 225-3816.

Very truly yours,

Sheila Jackson Lee

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