Saturday, November 16, 2013

Holder Goes After 3D Printed Plastic Guns

Holder Goes After 3D Printed Plastic Guns
by AWR Hawkins 16 Nov 2013, 7:01 AM PDT
On November 15th Attorney General Eric Holder asked Congress to renew The Undetectable Firearms Act (UFA), a law which makes it "illegal to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer or receive" a firearm that is undetectable by scanners.

UFA is currently in force, but will expire on December 9th.

According to Fox News, Holder described 3D printed plastic guns as "an extremely serious problem" and "a very wearisome threat to law enforcement." Said Holder: "We can't have guns in circulation that are not detectable by metal detectors."

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) have called for an outright ban on 3D printed plastic guns.

Schumer says that 3D printing has made what "was once a hypothetical threat into a terrifying reality."

According to The Wall Journal, the ATF says there are no "known instances of a person being shot with a plastic gun in the U.S." Nor is there an open criminal investigation "involving [a plastic gun]."

Chuck Schumer
Charles E. Schumer is a U.S. Senate senator, and Richard J. Durbin’s Washington housemate.

Note: Richard J. Durbin is Charles E. Schumer’s Washington housemate, a U.S. Senate senator, a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is a paid for staff by the Economic Policy Institute.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Economic Policy Institute, Refugees International, and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.
George Soros is the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.
Bill Richardson is a director at Refugees International, was the commerce secretary nominee for the Barack Obama administration, and Moving America Forward was his state-level leadership PAC.
Clarence W. Nelson (Bill Nelson) is an honorary chair for Moving America Forward Political Action Committee (PAC), and a U.S. Senate senator.
Eric H. Holder Jr. was an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, a board member for the American Constitution Society, and is the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice for the Barack Obama administration.

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