Sen. Schumer: Ban 3D Plastic Guns

After a Texas company claimed to have made the first working plastic gun by using a 3D printer, Sen. Chuck Schumer yesterday held a press conference calling for a federal ban.

Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week. The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential. The bill was drafted by Rep. Steve Israel (D-L.I.). To Schumer, the ramifications of make-your-own untraceable and undetectable weapons are “stomach-churning.”  “Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage,” Schumer said. “It must be stopped.”

Yesterday the company posted the below clip.