Senator Schumer pushes to extend ban on 3D printed guns
The New York Democrat announced the effort on Sunday to extend the ban on printing 3D guns, which expires December 9, The Guardian reports.
Schumer points out that the rapidly advancing technology is making it easier for terrorists, felons and the mentally ill to produce plastic guns with a 3D printer.
The senator says the printing is so advanced that anyone with $1,000 and an internet connection can create a gun.
The plastic guns are able to pass through metal detectors and x-ray machines.
Schumer is pushing the effort along with Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla.