One year after Newtown, Congress renews undetectable gun ban but blocks tougher curbs

  • by: ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 9, 2013 - 10:30 PM

WASHINGTON — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

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