US Senator Chuck Schumer (D) is sounding the alarm about the proliferation of 3D printed weapons as a law banning undetectable firearms is set to end on December 9, 2013.
The Undetectable Firearms Act, which was adopted in the 1980s, sought to make firearms more easily detectable by requiring that they contain a minimum amount of detectable metals. At the time, lightweight polymer based firearms like the Glock-17 were entering the market, and lawmakers feared these weapons posed a potential security risk.
Today the same fears still echo through the halls of Washington, only now those fears are stoked by the dual specters of terrorism and 3D printed guns.
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