House Democrats will introduce a bill on Tuesday to require that all firearms include at least one metal component that is integral to the design of the gun, says The Hill. The bill is a knee-jerk response to the abysmal failings of the TSA to detect even normal regular all-metal guns, and will appropriately be introduced at LaGuardia airport in new York City to highlight that linkage. Current law already bans the production of all plastic guns, but the bill aims to go one step further . . .
Under the proposal, it will be illegal to produce a firearm where the removal of the metal component does not result in an inoperable firearm. For example, the gun could use a metal barrel — removal of which would render the gun inert.
This new “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act” comes at a time when no one has ever been killed by a 3D printed gun, and criminals are unable to purchase the expensive equipment required to produce such a gun. In addition, the current generation of 3D printed guns are wildly impractical for just about any use other than browning the pants of House Democrats.
As with the rest of the gun control proposals, the Republican-led congress seems unlikely to pass the legislation at this time.