Panic everyone! Airports will soon be flooded with plastic guns that the TSA cannot detect!
Of course, the TSA cannot detect metal bombs -- what was the fail rate? 95% -- but on the outside chance that a terrorist will be so ill-informed that he will try to use a plastic gun, Democrats want to ban all plastic guns. Democratic Congressman Steve Israel of New York is leading the charge.
From the Hill:
The Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, backed by Israel and several other Democrats, would prohibit the manufacture of entirely plastic guns. The legislation would require a major component of every gun to contain enough traces of metal to be detected.
Israel plans to unveil the legislation Tuesday during a press conference at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, where he will draw a connection between his bill and recent high-profile airport security lapses.
"If detectable weapons can make it through security checkpoints, how can we expect to catch wrongdoers carrying undetectable plastic firearms?" Israel told The Hill. “What could be worse than a gun that can be used on an airplane, but cannot be detected on the security line because it’s plastic?”
"It’s time to modernize our airport security so the American people can count on it," he added.This is a perennial bill that is introduced to divert attention from real problems -- such as the incompetence of government-run airport security.