Renewal of federal gun control law urged by law enforcement and lawmakers

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) is among the lawmakers calling for its renewal. The law is set to expire on March 8.

News 12 Staff

Jan 31, 2024, 12:26 PM

Updated 166 days ago

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Local law enforcement and state lawmakers are urging the renewal of a key federal gun control law.
The law, signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, makes it illegal to manufacture or possess firearms undetectable by metal detectors or X-ray machines.
It also mandates that every gun must contain 4 ounces of metal.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) is among the lawmakers calling for its renewal. The law is set to expire on March 8.


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