I was going to include this in next week’s alert newsletter, but it’s so monumentally moronic, it needs to be addressed here, too.
Seeking to ban ‘undetectable’ guns, Rep. Madeleine Dean proposes law
The current law “does not adequately address today’s technologies or security risks,” said Dean, who represents Montgomery County. “Today, we face a more pressing issue — firearms made entirely of plastic, or with so much plastic that they fall below the current law’s detection standard.”
“…with so much plastic that they fall below the current law’s detection standard.”
If the firearm doesn’t contain 3.7 ounces of steel, the maker has committed a felony. Ms. Dean’s bill would make it illegal to commit that felony.
If a plastic firearm doesn’t show up on airport x-ray, the maker has committed a felony. Ms. Dean’s bill would make it illegal to commit that felony.
To be sure of the latter, one could add barium sulfate to the plastic mix, but it really isn’t necessary. While this fact is apparently unknown to materials scientist Dean, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, parents, and anyone else who has had to deal with a child or pet who swallowed a plastic toy — heck, anyone who did a cursory web search of weird pictures — is well aware that…
Yes, plastic shows up in x-rays.
I don’t have the bill number, much less the text. I’ve asked Rep. Dean for that information. But I think it’s fair enough to take her at her own word.
Added: Here it is: H.R. 869: To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988. No summary or text yet. 14 co-sponsors, including Jackson Lee and Swalwell; actually, it’s a regular list of the dimmest of Dems.
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