Schumer Still Trying for UFA Expansion

Schumer is still talking about floating an expansion to the Undetectable Firearms Act when it comes before the Senate today:

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in an interview Friday he plans to separately propose expanding the law to require that all firearms have integral metal components detectable by X-ray machines.

I haven’t seen Schumer’s proposal yet, and I don’t think anyone else has either, but I’d be willing to bet it would ban a number of guns currently on the market. Their target in all of this has always been to ban polymer framed pistols like the Glock, or to cause some other issue that just makes engaging in the gun manufacturing business difficult.

h/t to Jacob, who notes that Schumer’s not even keeping up with technology.

6 thoughts on “Schumer Still Trying for UFA Expansion”

  1. No, all of the expansions to the UFA specifically do not cover ‘licensed manufacturers’. It’s a sneak attack on hobbyist gunsmithing.

    1. The original proposals by Schumer were targeted at hobbyists. I covered that. I’m not sure what he has in mind now.

      This hysteria started back in the late 80s when the Glocks started to become popular. When I say “all this” I’m speaking in the scope of the whole history of the plastic gun hysteria. Schumer’s previous expansion proposal, targeting hobbyists, had a House counterpart introduced by Steve Israel, went nowhere. So now I think he’s up to something else.

      1. Ah, I didn’t read it closely enough to realize that he’s apparently trying to cover commercially manufactured firearms as well. No way would that fly…

        1. Well, no one is sure yet. At this point he’s just yammering and making threats. Possibly this is all bluster because it seems likely the Senate will just pass the House 10 year extension bill leaving Chucky out to dry. So he has to hew and haw and act like he tried to accomplish something.

          1. Funny thing is, since they pushed off voting until tomorrow due to weather, the UFA actually expires at midnight, making it entirely legal to build a 100% undetectable firearm at 12:01…

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