Don’t End the Ban On Undetectable Plastic Guns (petition)

U.S. Senate, courtesy of engine.is/blog/posts

U.S. Senate, courtesy of engine.is/blog/posts

 

From LeftAction.com via SunsetDaily.wordpress.com:

Send a message to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and tell him to extend the 1988 law banning guns that are undetectable in metal detectors or X-ray machines.

Extending the law should be a no-brainer.  The law simply mandates that undetectable guns – such as ones made from plastic – include a metal component to make them detectable.  And even in the bitterly divided House, it passed with bipartisan support. But unless the Senate acts within days, the law will expire. And gun lobby extremists are speaking out against even this eminently sensible measure. Don’t let Senate Republicans doom this bill via a filibuster.

Tell McConnell: Don’t End the Ban on Undetectable Plastic Guns! Sign here!

Background info from usgovinfo.about.com:

With clear bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill extending for 10 years an existing federal law banning plastic guns that cannot be detected by metal detectors and X-ray machines. The Undetectable Firearms Act (H.R. 3626) bans the possession, sale and manufacture of any firearm that cannot be detected by walk-through metal detectors or appear in the recognizable shape of a gun on standard airport X-ray scanners.

The Senate is expected to vote on the extension on December 9, the day Senators return from their Thanksgiving break and the day before the law is due to sunset.

One thought on “Don’t End the Ban On Undetectable Plastic Guns (petition)

  1. This law isn’t perfect since it contains an exploitable loophole, but renewing it is far better than letting it expire. Undetectable plastic guns are assassin’s weapons. That thought makes me shiver.

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