WASHINGTON, D.C. - Now that Congress has renewed the ban on plastic guns, what does it mean for the 3D gun industry?
WINK News Call For Action first uncovered 3D guns when we showed you a video from Texas company Defense Distributed, where someone fired a single shot from a gun the company claims to be made from a 3D printer.
That shot was heard all the way in D.C. as legislators chose to renew the ban on plastic guns for another ten years.
Under the Undetectable Firearms Act, this type of weapon would still be legal. Because the law requires guns to be picked up on X-Ray machines.
The law was set to expire at midnight Monday night before lawmakers chose to extend it another decade.
The Undetectable Firearms Act was originally passed in 1988, when the idea of a gun built on a 3D printer was science fiction. Today it is reality.
We should also point out that this is the only gun legislation to pass in the 113th Congress.