RT: 3D plastic guns: US lawmakers seek ban on national security groundsSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 13:23
RT: 3D plastic guns: US lawmakers seek ban on national security grounds
Published time: November 14, 2013 11:00
Edited time: November 15, 2013 11:43
As America’s undetectable firearms ban is expiring within less than a month, the country’s law enforcement united with lawmakers to label 3D-printed arms a national security threat – with over 300 million steel-made guns scattered throughout the US.
The Undetectable Firearms Act, due to expire at midnight on December 9, was passed in 1988 and renewed twice, in 1998 and 2003. The law demanded all gun manufacturers producing firearms with plastic to ensure that at least a part of the weapon contains enough steel to trigger a metal detector.