Poll: Congress is Poised to Vote on “Undetectable” Guns Today – What is Your Stance?

December 3 2013
by GSL Staff
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3d-printed-gun-liberator-test-fire-640x353The Undetectable Firearms Act, which was first passed in 1988, makes plastic guns, or any guns that are undetectable to a metal detector, illegal.

The ban on these types of guns is currently up for renewal. There is heightened interest in the renewing the ban due to the very quick progression of 3D printing technology. Several individuals and companies have already made firearms using 3D printers.

However, most of the current 3D printed designs use metal somewhere in the design. Those that don’t, generally don’t last very long due to the fact that plastic can’t hold up to the pressures produced by a gunshot. Not to mention the fact that bullets are, you know, still metal.

The House of Representatives is likely to vote on a bill to renew the ban on “undetectable” guns today. However, some anti-gunners, such as New York Senator Charles Schumer, want to see the law expanded to make it even harder to use a 3D printer to produce a firearm or parts of a firearm.

This could certainly be a huge overstep as things such as 3D printed springs, boxes, tubes and other items could be called “gun parts” since they could obviously be used for those applications.

What are your thoughts on the renewal of the existing law and possible expansion of the law?

Poll is not scientific and may not update in real time.

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