Bill to Ban “Undetectable Guns” Gets Another Lifeline in US House

“Continuing House Democrats’ push to make gun control a top issue of their majority, newly elected Rep. Madeleine Dean (D., Pa.) introduced a bill Thursday aimed at addressing 3D-printed or plastic firearms.

Her legislation seeks to prohibit the possession of firearms that cannot be detected by walk-through metal detectors. It would be an update to the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act, which requires firearms to contain stainless steel.”

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Bearing Arms – Bill Seeks To Ban ‘Undetectable’ Guns…Again

There are people out there who do things so dumb you almost have to marvel that it came out of a brain that’s capable of human speech. You know the kinds of things I’m thinking about, stuff like the Ghostbuster reboot and anything to do with Justin Bieber.

Now, a lawmaker is looking to join in on the fun. It seems she thinks the current law banning undetectable guns is insufficient, so she’s proposing a new, tougher law.

Continuing House Democrats’ push to make gun control a top issue of their majority, newly elected Rep. Madeleine Dean (D., Pa.) introduced a bill Thursday aimed at addressing 3D-printed or plastic firearms.

Her legislation seeks to prohibit the possession of firearms that cannot be detected by walk-through metal detectors. It would be an update to the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act, which requires firearms to contain stainless steel.

The current law “does not adequately address today’s technologies or security risks,” said Dean, who represents Montgomery County. “Today, we face a more pressing issue — firearms made entirely of plastic, or with so much plastic that they fall below the current law’s detection standard.”

The proposal, cosponsored by 15 colleagues including Reps. Chrissy Houlahan of Chester County and Mary Gay Scanlon of Delaware County, would also outlaw “any major component of a firearm that does not generate a gun-shaped image in airport security detection systems,” including the slide, cylinder, frame or receiver of any firearm, and the barrel of a rifle or shotgun. It aims to expand the law beyond X-ray machines by ensuring that any standard airport detection device can detect firearms.

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