Senate Passes Undetectable Firearms Act – Did Anything Else Sneak in With It?
The Senate, on Monday, passed the House’s bill to extend the Undetectable Firearms Act by ten years.
Despite efforts by anti-gun senators, such as New York’s Charles Schumer, no additional gun control legislation was packed into the bill.
Schumer was pushing hard to add language to the bill to deal specifically with 3D printed guns.
Under the current, and the renewed bill, 3D printed guns are completely legal as long as they have the minimum required amount of metal in them.
According to POLITICO,
“Technology has advanced so not only are these guns real but they can be made so that the law that exists and expires tonight can be evaded,” Schumer said. “I haven’t heard one specific argument against our closing the loophole.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) objected to Schumer’s request — and the Senate instead picked up the clean House extension of the bill and passed it. Grassley said the Senate had not effectively probed the new technology through congressional hearings and described Schumer’s amendment as coming at the “eleventh hour.”
Don’t think 3D gun printing technology is safe from federal legislation however. Schumer and other anti-gunners such as CT junior Senator Chris Murphy have vowed to continue to battle against 3D printed gun technology.