The statute has actually been led by Republicans in the past. It was originally signed into law in 1988 by President Reagan. The GOP congress passed it with strong bipartisan support in 2003, and President George W. Bush signed it.
The House is expected to bring up a 10-year extension of the bill on suspension when it returns from Thanksgiving recess next week.
Since the Senate doesn’t comes back to D.C. until the day this law sunsets, it will have to either pass the House bill or try to expand into magazines and risk a break in the law.
The Senate ought to unanimously pass the House plastic gun bill for a ten-year period and send it to President Obama’s desk.
Public safety shouldn’t come down to the wire so politicians like Chuck Schumer can try to play tricks.
Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times andauthor of “Emily Gets Her Gun” (Regnery, 2013).