House passes Coble’s bill extending ban on plastic guns

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend the national ban on plastic firearms Tuesday.

The ban is set to expire Monday and it will require action from the Senate to be extended.

U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) is a co-author on the bill.

"This ban on undetectable weapons has been in effect since 1988 and from all indications, the law is working well,” Coble said. “This law has a sunset clause and has been reauthorized two previous times. If we do not extend this law again, the ban will expire on Dec. 9, 2013. I hope the Senate will expedite this bill when it returns to work next week."

Some places are not waiting on Senate action. Philadelphia became one of the first cities in the country to ban 3D gun printing last month.


  • fed up

    if they are undetectable to a metal scanner, how do they know anything about them? how do they know they have not been on planes or even in court rooms?

  • Stephen Melton

    First, they are NOT undetectable to a metal scanner…as it still has at least one metal part in it.
    Second, they are also NOT invisible with the X-Ray scanners. They show up fine. Most handguns today that are semi auto use a polymer frame and they show up fine…..just google Glock or XD Xray image…
    Its nothing more than “feel good” laws that actually infringe on your right, as set by law, to be able to manufacture your own gun, with no serial numbers or such…surprise, its legal to do so.

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