Back in the 80's, one of the ones were 'plastic guns'. The media went around proclaiming that Glock was manufacturing handguns made entirely out of plastic for the sole purpose of evading detection. Anyone w/ a clue knows this is nonsense so of course congress had to pass a law against this non-existent threat in 1988 (and was renewed by Clinton in 1998).
Well in 2003, this 'reasonable, common-sense' law was due to sunset again so the usual suspects introduced another renewal. The VPC thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread since they could use it to renew the fear of this ghost gun:
the gun industry was on the verge of manufacturing handguns that could evade airport security equipment.Doubtful.
If Congress fails to renew the ban, air travelers will face the threat of being held hostage to a new generation of undetectable handguns. In the name of "homeland security,"That was 2003. Eight years later the ban was not renewed and not a single 'undetectable handgun' has been produced. Not a single 'air traveler' has faced this 'threat'.
With all the claims by Josh Sugarmann et al. that the 'gun industry' is determined to make their fortunes over the bodies of dead children by arming terrorists, you'ld think that they'ld have dusted off those old plans that they were 'on the verge of manufacturing' within days of the ban expiring.
Or the VPC et al were full of sh!t. Which is more likely?