WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the movie “The Graduate”, Dustin Hoffman’s character received one word of advice that was supposed to shape his future after college: Plastics.
But there’s not much of a future for the makers of plastic guns. In a rare case of bi-partisanship, senators this week unanimously passed a bill approved by the House last week that renews the 10-year ban on plastic guns.
President Obama auto-signed it as he jetted to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa.
Plastic guns made by a 3D printer are okay as long as they have a removable metal block, which gun-control advocates say can be taken off to create a fully functional weapon that will get past metal detectors and x-ray machines.
This may be an instance where technology has outpaced common sense.