Undetectable Firearms Act Passes House | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Undetectable Firearms Act Passes House

For Immediate Release • December 3, 2013 • Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Undetectable Firearms Act, set to expire at midnight December 9, 2013.  The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the legislation when they return next week.

Statement from Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:

“With the House vote to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act, we see when our nation’s security is at risk, Congress can come together in a bi-partisan matter and act.   Today’s vote was a ‘no-brainer’, as we know undetectable  guns are a threat to our safety and don't belong in airplanes, government buildings, Courthouses, the halls of Congress or sporting events like NFL games.  

Unfortunately, the House failed to address the fact that in the quarter century since this law was first enacted, new technologies have emerged that enable people to make and use undetectable guns that are not barred by the law. Terrorists and other dangerous people can now make undetectable guns with 3-D printers in complete anonymity in their homes, enabling them to breach security and bring guns into airplanes and other secure places. We hope the Senate renews and modernizes the law to keep Americans safe.”

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