Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Opposition to Renewed Gun Ban Mounts

This source says the ban sunset in 1998, then was renewed in 2003.  The article says the ban was renewed in 1998 for five years.  Which is correct?

Gun rights groups are rallying to try to stop any extension of a federal law to ban undetectable plastic guns, saying that if the House GOP passes something then Senate Democrats will turn it into a broader gun control push.

But with the rise of 3-D printers, some lawmakers want to go further.

“The House bill is better than nothing, but it’s not good enough. We absolutely must close the loophole that allows anyone to legally make a gun that could be rendered invisible by the easy removal of its metal part,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat who is leading the push to pass legislation in the Senate. “Under current law it is legal to make a plastic gun so long as it has some metal in it, even if it is easily removable. The bill we’ll try to pass in the Senate would fix that.”

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