Blumenthal Statement On GOP Obstruction Of Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement after Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) prevented passage of legislation reauthorizing the Undetectable Firearms Act, which bans guns designed to escape detection by metal detectors.  The original Undetectable Firearms Act passed in 1988. It has been reauthorized twice, most recently in 2003. The latest reauthorization passed both the House and the Senate unanimously. Unless Congress acts, the legislation will expire on December 9.
 
“Nothing about this simple and commonsense legislation requires even a moment’s delay or debate. Hidden, undetectable firearms serve no purpose other than to make it easier for criminals to take lives. That is why both houses of Congress unanimously approved reauthorization of the law in 2003. Delaying these protections simply puts innocent American lives at risk. We need to stop playing politics with public safety and extend these protections immediately.”