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Sen. Schumer Advocates Against Creation Of Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’

July 22, 2018 - 1:55 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Regulation banning instructions on how to 3D print a gun may no longer exist in August.

As WCBS 880’s Steve Burns reports, these regulations have existed for about eight years, but now Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) worries gun lobbyists are attempting to do away with them.

“The Trump administration amazingly is now going to allow any evil doer to simply go online, see how to make a 3D gun,” Schumer said at a press conference.

The printed guns are plastic but can do some serious damage. They can also pass through metal detectors unnoticed and are often referred to as “Ghost Guns” because of this.

“There are fanatics in the gun lobby. They believe every American should have a gun,” Schumer said.

Schumer now has proposed new legislation that would prevent the distribution the dangerous instructions.  

He said he expects bi-partisan support and noted that both the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations supported banning undetectable fire arms.

“We’ll pass legislation,” Schumer vowed. “Do our best to pass it.”