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Response to pablo_marmol (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 12:47 AM

20. Agreed.

The first moral panic I recall involved the non-existent "plastic gun". The Glock that supposedly could pass undetected through airport screening ----- even though it had more than ten times the metal required to set off metal detectors, and the X-ray technology of the day had no trouble picking up it's outline. What a national disgrace that a ban of "plastic guns" actually made it through Congress. And a decade (or more) after Democrats stopped talking about this non-threat, Maddow attacked Dick Cheney for voting against the legislation.

I remember that segment. It began like this ...

We begin tonight with a question: what if you had a gun that was entirely made of plastic, where all the components of the gun were high strength enough so the gun would function as a gun, but none of it was metal, so it wouldn‘t be detected by metal detectors?

... and continued to cleverly evade the fact that no such gun exists. Oh, so Glock has "said" that they have the technology to make one? Then why, almost thirty years after this piece of farcical legislation, have we still not seen one?

Kudos to Congress for banning something that doesn't exist. I supposed we could call that "being proactive."

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