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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chuck Schumer’s scam with 3D plastic guns -- By Emily Miller, The Washington Times

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said "this is serious stuff," referring to renewing the ban on plastic guns. His office said that there may still be time for the Senate to renew the ban when it expires on the day that the chamber reconvenes. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)The federal ban on plastic guns will expire on Dec. 9 if the Senate Democrats keep trying to trick Congress into more gun control. Once the law sunsets, anyone with a 3D printer and downloaded blueprints can get a legal gun that can pass through metal detectors. This is dangerous for everyone.

Just before the Senate recessed last Thursday for two weeks, Sen. Chuck Schumer abruptly called for unanimous consent for a one-year extension to the Undetectable Firearms Act.  Up to that point, all discussion in both the House and Senate were for five or 10 year periods.

The scam was to have the bill expire again during the Senate’s lame duck session in 2014.  At that point, Mr. Schumer and his compadres could tack on the gun-control expansions that their vulnerable Democrats in rural and western states could not support in an election year.

Mr. Schumer and the some of the other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee had been trying recently to expand the scope of the ban to include the millions of existing and non-threatening polymer magazines.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican who is on the Judiciary Committee, objected to Mr. Schumer’s request and asked the bill be done in regular order.

Mr. Schumer protested:  “What makes us need to do this rather quickly is that a few months ago someone in Texas published on a website a way to make a plastic gun, buying a 3D printer for less than $1,000.”

He’s referring to Cody Wilson’s who made a plastic gun he calls “The Liberator.”

Current federal law states that a firearm has to have 3.7 oz of stainless steel after removing the grips, stocks and magazine. With the invention of 3D printers, a few people have technically abided by the law by adding a non-functional steel clip to the firearm.

Even though Mr. Wilson has a federal manufacturer’s license, which exempts him from the law, he added a piece of steel to his gun to make it compliant.

The Democrats’ then attempted to create a non-existent political controversy for public relations purposes.

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