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Schumer working to extend ban on undetectable plastic guns
ALBANY -- A ban on totally undetectable plastic guns is set to expire and lawmakers are voting on the ten year extenuation Monday.But there is currently a loophole in the extenuation that would not force plastic guns to have a metal piece, making it so the weapon is detectable. A loophole Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to close.
He issued this statement: "we are looking at a world in which anyone with a little bit of cash can bring an undetectable gun, that can fire multiple bullets anywhere -- including planes, government buildings, sporting events and schools."
Some locals agree this is a ban that is necessary.
"I think it's ridiculous. I think they should be banned, the ban should continue. There's no reason for it, if there was a reason for it then I think they would, we would take a closer look at it," says Joseph Tessitore of Averill Park
"It should be renewed if it's not renewed then it would be a danger to society and they could do whatever they want and you never know what happens in this world now a days," says another local.
3-D printers have revolutionized the way manufacturing is conducted, but Schumer says it can also be used to make the deadly weapons.
In May, a Texas based organization designed the first blueprint for a 3-D gun, and 100 thousand of the blueprints were printed. Bullets can be fired from the gun, even though it is made entirely of plastic, and can go undetected through any metal detector.
If the ban does not get approved Monday, we're told Senator Schumer will go forward with the ten year ban. Should the Undetectable Firearms Act expire, it will be perfectly legal to sell print or carry a 3D plastic gun.