- The Washington Times - Monday, June 8, 2015

Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would ban the production of guns made entirely of plastic, The Hill reported.

The Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, proposed in response to recent airport security lapses, would require firearms to contain enough metal to be detected.

“If detectable weapons can make it through security checkpoints, how can we expect to catch wrongdoers carrying undetectable plastic firearms?” Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat and one of the legislation’s chief supporters, told The Hill. “It’s time to modernize our airport security so the American people can count on it.”

Acting TSA chief Melvin Carraway was ousted recently after a security test failure in which investigators were able to sneak contraband including firearms and explosives past TSA agents a reported 67 out of 70 times.

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