TV News LIES

Thursday, Oct 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Senate Republicans block attempt to update firearms rules for 3D guns

Senate Republicans block attempt to update firearms rules for 3D guns

E-mail Print PDF

3-d gunsAn attempt to update firearms rules to cover weapons made using 3D printers was blocked on Monday night as a fresh row over gun control erupted in the Senate.

Existing legislation requires all plastic weapons made or carried in the US contain some metal parts so they can be picked up by security detectors.

The law, dating back to the 1980s, was due to expire on December 9 but was extended by both the House and Senate with only hours to spare.

Democrats, led by New York senator Chuck Schumer, also attempted to introduce an amendment to close a loophole that they claimed will become a growing security risk now that individuals can produce homemade plastic weapons using 3D printers.

Their amendment sought to criminalise designs that include metal pins that can be temporarily removed to evade security checks in airports and other sensitive locations.

Instead it would have required all plastic weapons to include metal parts that are integral to the design and cannot be removed without compromising the gun.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Key Senate Republican warns GOP to change course on ObamaCare

Lamar Alexander warns GOP about changing course on Obamacare Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Thursday told GOP colleagues bluntly that their efforts to...

Flake takes on Trump — and risks it all

Flake takes on Trump and risks it allMost Republicans threatened with primary challenges next year are opting not to criticize President Donald Trump...

Top Twitter lawyer to testify in congressional Russia probes

Twitter lawyer to testifyTwitter will send its acting general counsel to testify before the House and Senate Intelligence committees...

Sessions declines to answer questions about conversations with President

Sessions: Mueller did not interview me. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday told senators that he has not been interviewed by the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!