Latest on “undetectable” firearms (Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988)

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Below is from FNC’s Chad Pergram>

Urgent: House to consider bill to renew ban on “undectable” firearms

Hill

 

The House of Representatives today debates and votes on a measure to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for a decade.

 

Sponsored by Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), the measure largely prohibits the manufacture of plastic weapons which generally can’t be detected when going through security at airports and other metal detectors. There is renewed concern now over the emergence of 3D printing which can now create some operaable plastic guns and weapons made of other materials.

 

The bill is on the floor this afternoon with a vote this evening.

 

The House is treating the measure as a “suspension.” That means they toss the traditional rules of debate for an expedited process in exchange. It also means the bill needs a 2/3 vote to pass.

 

Last week in the Senate, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blocked the Senate from considering the renewal.

 

Chad Pergram

FOX News

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

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