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UPDATE 1: Fcuky Schmucker, in his own words

TTAG: Quote of the Day: Sen. Schumer Thinks Life in Plastic’s Not So Fantastic

By Robert Farago on November 15, 2013

Senator Schumer is no fan of Cody Wilson's handiwork. Photo: Norman Y. Lono for NY DailyNews

“We are actively exploring all options to pass legislation that will eliminate the problem.” – Senator Charles Schumer, Undetectable guns a law enforcement challenge [via] [h/t M.R.]

Undetectable guns a law enforcement challenge

By PETE YOST, Associated Press
November 13, 2013
Updated: November 13, 2013 7:15pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a law banning undetectable firearms about to expire, federal agents are focusing attention on the latest twist in high-tech weaponry: guns made entirely out of plastic.

3-D industrial printers that can create plastic models and prototypes now can make guns that can't be picked up by metal detectors.

A longtime ban on undetectable firearms is scheduled to expire Dec. 9 and two Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer of New York and Bill Nelson of Florida, have called for a ban on plastic guns. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., also has introduced legislation on the issue.

"The expiration of this law, combined with advances in 3-D printing, make what was once a hypothetical threat into a terrifying reality," said Schumer. "We are actively exploring all options to pass legislation that will eliminate the problem."


For convenience of those who don't want to click through the official ATF youtube videos, individually, someone on YouTube did all the work of compiling them in one video, for you:

ATF Liberator Testing Comparison
Published on Nov 14, 2013

ATF recently performed their own tests after 3D printing the Defense Distributed Liberator in both ABS plastic and a Visijet Material (My guess is their crystal material). From ATFs own testing assuming you know what you're doing ABS holds up extremely well, while the Visijet material quite literally explodes from the force of the .380 cartridge discharging.

H/T: The Truth About Guns: OMG! ATF Prints Liberator! It Blows Up! OMG!

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul