Legislation would ban sale, possession and use of 3-D printed guns

LANSING, Mich., June 15, 2022 — State Rep. Jeffrey Pepper (D-Dearborn) introduced House Bill 6228, which would combat “ghost guns” by banning the possession, sale and use of 3-D printed firearms. These guns and gun parts are created without serial numbers and are potentially able to bypass existing security technology such as metal detectors.

“As a gun owner, I understand the importance of the Second Amendment — but that shouldn’t stop us from enacting sensible legislation to curb the senseless violence happening daily across our state,” Pepper said. “There is no reason we should enable people to bypass background checks to 3-D print untraceable and undetectable guns. This simple, common-sense legislation is a step in the right direction to combat the gun violence epidemic and keep Michiganders safe.”

House Bill 6228 is Pepper’s first bill introduced in the House of Representatives since being sworn in last month.