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Senate Extends Undetectable Guns Ban, Sans Schatz Amendments

·By civilbeat

The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed the House of Representative’s version of the Undetectable Firearms Act, which grants a 10-year extension of the ban on plastic, undetectable guns.

But the measure does not prevent homemade production of plastic guns using devices like 3-D printers.  

Sen. Brian Schatz is a co-sponsor with other Democrats to close loopholes in the bill, but, according to Schatz’s office, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) objected to amending the measure.

“We should be able to take action on stopping homemade, virtually invisible firearms. This is a no-brainer,” said Schatz.

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