Democrat Reps Proposing Ban on Plastic Guns

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Jay Janner/AP Photo

On June 9, Congressional Democrats will propose an all-out ban on the manufacture of “entirely plastic guns.”

They claim “plastic guns can be even more dangerous than traditional firearms because they’re harder to detect.”

According to The Hill, the Democrats are making this push via the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act. This act will require at least one “major component” of every plastic gun to be made of metal or contain enough metal that one cannot sneak it by an airport metal detector.

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) previewed the legislation by saying, “Plastic guns are real, they can be fired, they can kill someone, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them from going right through the airport security line because they are undetectable.” He then admitted that even detectable guns can escape detection at times.

He said, “If detectable weapons can make it through security checkpoints, how can we expect to catch wrongdoers carrying undetectable plastic firearms?”

Based on this admission, Israel also said America’s airport security needs to “modernize… so the American people can count on it.”

Democrats made this same push in 2013, and it was supported by “Reps. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.).”

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