“The U.S. House approved Tuesday a 10-year extension of an existing federal law banning guns that can go undetected by metal detectors and X-ray machines,” usatoday.com reports. Upon seeing the news on Twitter, terrorists and criminals immediately stopped any and all plans to bring so-called plastic gun through security checkpoints. “That’s it, we’re through,” said Tanya X. “We’ve cancelled our order for a 3D printer. We’ll either use a proper gun and take out the guards like that Navy shooter or spend the money on education for our children.” So how did House Republicans vote on the measure, a clear violation of the Second Amendment stricture against any and all firearms regulation? Well . . .
The measure passed on an overwhelming bipartisan vote despite reservations from Democrats who would like to expand the scope of the law to address concerns about 3-D printing technology, which can produce solid objects out of digital models – including firearms – and did not exist commercially when the law was first enacted. Without significant opposition, the House did not record members’ votes on the bill.
Tricky Republicans, eh? Now we’ll never know who on the right (politically speaking) threw American gun owners under the bus. Again. Still.
As for those desired “expansions” to the Undetectable Firearms Act, there’s your trouble. Rumor has it Senator Schumer and his civilian disarmament buddies want the law to ban the production of plastic gun parts. Like . . . magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.
If Senate Dems leave the Act as is—the most likely scenario—a rubber stamp in the Senate and a signature will surely follow. If they don’t, well, someone better read the new law very, very carefully. And make sure it isn’t hustled through like the 1968 Gun Control Act. What say you NRA?