Congressional Democrats are proposing to ban plastic guns following reports of major security lapses at the nation’s airports
Plastic guns that fire real bullets can be even more dangerous as traditional firearms, because they’re harder to detect, says Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.).
The Undectectable 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.
It would be a welcome change if Congressman Israel and his fellow Chicken Littles bothered to ask simple questions or do basic research before proposing pointless legislation… but we’re not expecting that to ever happen.
The ” plastic guns” these slow-witted Representatives want to ban are made of dense plastics easily detected by the millimeter wave scanners used at airports.
The “problem” is that TSA employees are stunningly incompetent at their “security theater” jobs. They repeatedly fail to correctly identify and classify contraband because of their human failings, poor motivation, an lack of training, not because the systems are “beat” by current or near-term technologies.