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Schumer to Try to Ban Guns Made By 3-D Printers

5:21 PM, Dec 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Chuck Schumer will introduce legislation to make it illegal to make guns with 3-D printers, according to the Huffington Post. He's expected to introduce the bill in the Senate next week.

"Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will put forward a bill on Monday ... containing a provision targeting plastic guns made with 3-D printing technology. Specifically, his bill would require that guns contain a piece of metal that is intrinsic to its operation, such as in the barrel or the trigger handle, rather than an extraneous piece that could be removed before a gun is put through a metal detector," reports the Huffington Post.

The website quotes Schumer as saying:

"It's hard to understand why [the House] would keep that loophole in the law," Schumer said during a call with reporters. "Why did they do it? The most extreme elements of the far right who actually believe there should be no restrictions on any types of plastic guns at all ... they pushed for the weakest thing they thought they could achieve."

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