Senator Schumer pushes to extend ban on 3D printed guns

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NEW YORK (PIX11) —Senators trying to make 3-D plastic guns illegal Senator Chuck Schumer is taking action to make sure 3D printed guns stay off the streets.

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.



  • Jeremy

    “The plastic guns are able to pass through metal detectors and x-ray machines” that’s just straight bullshit, the barrel and firing pin are still metal, plastic barrels would overheat and melt after a few rounds went through. But lets pretend the gun could get through a metal detector, the bullets still couldn’t. And a plastic or polymer bullet still doesn’t exist and probably never will due to the fact that it would either A: melt upon being fired or B: not be able to penetrate abything, including a persons skin

    • micharl

      The scary part is that on a xray these guns can be near impossible to spot because the plastic is not dense. And even if the barrel and firing pin were metal it would still be incredibly hard to spot in a bag with chargers and keys and stuff.

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