I have received many emails from various gun organizations telling me it was the end of the world that the House had approved a 10 year renewal of the Plastic Gun Ban. And I should immediately call my senators to oppose the renewal of the Plastic Gun Ban.
Now I understand why we would be against the Plastic Gun Ban Renewal if one of the senators had attacked language to it that will secretly ban all wooden guns or assault weapons. But why should I be against the Plastic Gun Ban Renewal. I don’t have any plastic guns. Nor nor I want one. (But I did download the plans just in case).
And the senate did not change it. Then voted for it in a voice vote and it passed with all yes votes.
Now I see angry posts and drama about this. We lost the vote. No we did not. We never had plastic guns. We won this because the bill was not modified to include other gun control.
Here are the details:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
President Barack Obama signed the law before midnight, using an auto pen as he traveled to Africa for ceremonies honoring the late South African President Nelson Mandela. The device Obama used to sign the bill has been used for the signatures of traveling presidents since the administration of President George W. Bush.
By voice vote, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a 10-year extension of the prohibition against guns that can slip past metal detectors and X-ray machines. The House voted last week for an identical decade-long renewal of the ban.
GOP senators rejected an effort by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to strengthen the ban by requiring that such weapons contain undetachable metal parts. Some plastic guns meet the letter of the current law with a metal piece that can be removed, making them a threat to be slipped past security screeners at schools, airports and elsewhere.
Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Congress should extend the ban for a decade and study Schumer’s more restrictive plan to make sure it doesn’t interfere with technologies used by legitimate gun manufacturers.
He said the bill’s recent introduction suggests that “the real objectives were things other than just getting an extension.”