On December 10, the 1988 federal ban on so-called “plastic guns” will sunset. Efforts are currently underway to extend the law for another ten years. As I detailed in a NRO column,
the law is nonsense. There is not, and never has been such a gun. Allowing this law to sunset would set a good precedent for sunset of the ban on cosmetically incorrect guns (so-called “assault weapons”) in September 2004.