Senator Chuck Schumer: Block Plastic Guns Now!
A gun that can be made with a 3-D printer will be easy to make when a Texas company releases blueprints.
The non-profit, Defense Distributed, announced last week it made a working plastic gun using a 3D printer – and said it plans to post the blueprints for “The Liberator” online this week.
The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets, and can accept silencers and other attachments,” Schumer said, as he called for legislation aimed at outlawing the technology’s weapons potential.
The bill was drafted by Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.).
“Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print their own plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser,” Israel said in a statement.
To Schumer, the ramifications of make-your-own untraceable and undetectable weapons is “stomach-churning.”
“These guns are just as deadly as any you’d see in a gun store, impossible to detect, and can easily be made by anyone with an internet connection and a thousand dollars,” the cost of a 3D plastic printer, Schumer said.