NRA Issues Statement on the House’s Vote to Renew “Undetectable Firearms Act”

December 4 2013
by GSL Staff
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Stand-and-Fight (2)The NRA-ILA, the legislative arm of the NRA, has issued a statement on the House’s vote yesterday to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act. The organization basically wanted to point out that what the House passed was a simple extension of the law that is currently in place and did not add any new restrictions.

However, Senate Democrats such as New York’s Charles Schumer may try to amend the bill in the Senate to add in new gun control language, most likely specifically related to the 3D printing of guns and gun parts.

This could have repercussions on the future of easily made 3D printed parts in the future, such as magazines and hard to find replacement parts, which 3D printing could make very affordable.

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With the expiration of the so-called Undetectable Firearms Act (UFA) rapidly approaching on December 9th, misinformation over this issue and NRA’s position on it has unfortunately reached a heightened level.

We would like to make our position clear. The NRA strongly opposes ANY expansion of the Undetectable Firearms Act, including applying the UFA to magazines, gun parts, or the development of new technologies. The NRA has been working for months to thwart expansion of the UFA by Senator Chuck Schumer and others. We will continue to aggressively fight any expansion of the UFA or any other proposal that would infringe on our Second Amendment rights.

Unlike the Schumer proposal, the vote today in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 3626, sponsored by Rep. Howard Coble, is a simple 10-year reauthorization — NOT an expansion — of current law. Other than extending the sunset date, H.R. 3626 makes no changes whatsoever to the underlying act.

Some groups have been circulating misinformation in order to create confusion over today’s House vote. To be clear, Rep. Coble’s bill DOES NOT expand current law in any way, as Sen. Schumer’s proposal would do.

Again, the NRA strongly opposes any expansion of the Undetectable Firearms Act. By simply reauthorizing current law, however, H.R. 3626 does not expand the UFA in any way.

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