HOUSE RENEWS BAN: With 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
SENATE TO VOTE: On a voice vote, the House passed a bill to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act for another decade. The Senate could vote on the bill next Monday. The law is due to expire the following day.
NO CHANGES EXPECTED: Some Senate Democrats have mounted an attempt to amend the law to require plastic guns to have at least one metal piece for making it fire, thus making them more detectable. But with the National Rifle Association opposed to the measure, the House bill is likely to pass the Senate unchanged.