Senator Chuck Schumer is confident that he can successfully ban at least one type of gun: weapons made with 3D-printing technology. “This is so beyond the pale that I think that even the extremists will have trouble getting people to take their point of view here,” Schumer said.
“I think that people that would oppose extending [laws to cover them] would do so at their peril,” he said.
The first 3D-printed firearm was successfully fired over the weekend, raising concerns about the new technology. Schumer said he was worried about criminals manufacturing guns on their own, and the fact that the plastic guns cannot be normally detected.