Banning Plastic Gun Components
Rep. Israel is calling for a revamp of the Undetectable Firearms Act. Currently the law has a loophole that allows for fully plastic guns with easily removable metal pieces. In less than a second these guns can be transformed from fully legal guns that can be detected by metal detectors and xray machines, to illegal guns that can be totally undetectable.
Rep. Israel introduced H.R. 3463, the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, on December 3, 2013. The bill would make it illegal to manufacture, own, transport, buy, or sell any firearm that does not have at least one major component that is fully detectable by metal detector and/or does not present an accurate image when put through an x-ray machine. The bill defines major component as the reciever, barrel, and slide or cylinder of a firearm. The reauthorization would also extend the life of the law for another 10 years from the date of enactment.
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Washington, DC–Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) released the following statement demanding that Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans not recess until a vote is held to prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.
“Americans are fed-up with this Republican-led Congress for doing nothing to end gun violence. If Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow Congress to leave Washington this week without voting on a bill that an overwhelming number of Americans support, it would be unconscionable.”
Washington —Today, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced that he will not seek reelection this November. He released the following statement:
“Nearly 16 years ago, I was honored to take the oath of office and stand on the House Floor for the first time. Now, I’ve decided to leave the House in 2017. I hope to continue to be involved in public service, but it is time for me to pursue new passions and develop new interests, mainly spend more time writing my second novel.
Great Neck, NY—Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03), former Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Great Neck Pubic Schools Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast, and Everytown for Gun Safety called on the Republican-controlled Congress to pass legislation to close loopholes and expand background checks.
New York – After recent news reports that 95% of mock explosives and banned weapons passed through TSA security checkpoints during an internal review, Representative Steve Israel (D-Huntington) introduced legislation to require that certain major components of plastic firearms are made of non-removable detectable metal or steel.
Woodbury, NY – After the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) caved to the gun lobby and delayed a proposal to ban “green tip” ammunition, Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) called on ATF to reevaluate the decision and immediately ban 5.56 mm M855 green tip ammunition, commonly referred to as “armor-piercing” or “cop-killer” bullets. Additionally, Rep. Israel announced the Modernize Law Enforcement Protection Act that would extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns. Later this week, Rep.
Washington – Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced they were delaying a proposed ban on 5.56 mm M855 "green tip" ammunition, commonly referred to as “armor-piercing” bullets, due to increased pressure from gun rights advocates.
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) introduced the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, which would require that certain major components of plastic firearms are made of non-removable detectable metal or steel. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is an original cosponsor of the bill. Rep. Israel was also the lead cosponsor of a straight 10-year reauthorization of the current Undetectable Firearms Act, which was passed unanimously on the floor of the House.