Senator Charles Schumer Wants to Ban 3D Printed Guns

Senator Charles Schumer Wants to Ban 3D Printed Guns

Senator Charles Schumer is at it againand this time he's out to ban 3D printed guns. In a press conference on Sunday, the New York senator noted how a handgun was recently manufactured using a 3D printer, all of which is technically legal.

“Guns are made out of plastic, so they would not be detectable by a metal detector at any airport or sporting event,” Schumer said. “Only metal part of the gun is the little firing pin and that is too small to be detected by metal detectors, for instance, when you go through an airport.”

Yes, Schumer does have a point that 3D guns are untraceable by metal detectors. But wouldn't the bullets be traceable? And doesn't this just give more power to gun companies?  More importantly, what does this mean for the future of 3D printing technology? 

The senator, along with Rep. Steve Israel, plans to introduce the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act soon.

[via CBS New York]

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