Plastic Guns

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference on Dec. 3, 2013, about a bill that would ban plastic guns. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Plastic-Gun Bill Has Dangerous Loophole

While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.

12/03/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Website Removes Instructions For Making Untraceable, 3D-Printed Plastic Gun

The gun was unveiled this week by Cody Wilson, a 25-year-old law school student in Texas, who was dubbed one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.

05/10/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

CBS 2 Investigation: Untraceable 3D-Printed Guns Spark Major Fears

Three-dimensional printing is touted as the future – it has already been used to make jewelry, toys, and even medical devices.

05/06/2013