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.