December 8, 2012
US Congressman urges lawmakers to renew a federal ban on 3D printed guns
On Friday Congressman Steve Israel, commented on the "Wiki Weapon" and 3D printed gun. "It is just a matter of time before these three dimensional printers will be able to replicate an entire gun." said Israel at a news conference at the security checkpoint at Long Island MacArthur Airport. 3ders.org reports.
And that firearm will be able to be brought through this security line, through the metal detector, and because there will be no metal to be detected, firearms will be brought on planes without anyone's knowledge."
What he mentioned here was "the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988", which bans the possession and manufacturing of firearms that can pass undetected through airport security. The law was renewed in 2003 by President George W. Bush and is slated to expire in December 2013.
Israel said he will introduce the law's renewal in Congress next week, "to renew a federal ban on plastic guns that can evade detection at airports, including weapons made partially with 3D printers right out of "Star Trek," the congressman said.
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