Schumer Reveals: Next Month Ban on Undetectable Plastic Guns Expires, In Danger of Not Being Extended
By Long Island News & PRs Published: November 18 2013 Guns Can Slip Through Any Metal Detector And X-Ray Machines and Into Secure Locations Like Planes, Sporting Events, Government Buildings and Schools.
New York, NY- November 18, 2013 - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today said that a longstanding, nationwide ban on the production of firearms that are undetectable by metal detectors and x-ray machines is expiring in less than three weeks and that the need to renew and tighten the ban is growing more urgent each day. He said that impending expiration, combined with rapidly advancing technology that allows anyone to produce a plastic gun in their home cheaply and easily with a 3D printer, creates a situation in which felons, terrorists and the mentally ill can slip deadly weapons into airports, schools, sporting events, government buildings and other supposedly secure locations. Schumer first raised the alarm about these guns in May, and even in the short time since then, the weapons that have been created have gotten more and more deadly. Whereas at first the guns were able to only fire a single bullet before falling apart, now they can shoot multiple bullets and are far more reliable. Today Schumer announced that he and his colleagues plan to attach legislation extending the ban on such weapons to one of several must pass pieces of legislation that will come before the Senate in a couple of weeks.
The 3D printers that can produce these guns have been around for more than a decade, and are a miraculous technology that could revolutionize manufacturing. However in recent years there has been a push to use them to make plastic, fully functional guns that can slip through metal detectors in airports and elsewhere. In April, for the first time, a non-profit organization achieved this g
Melatonin secretion rhythm disorders in patients with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type with disturbed sleep-waking. Mishima K, Tozawa T, Satoh K, Matsumoto Y, Hishikawa Y, Okawa M.
Source: Department of Neuropsychiatry, Akita University School of Medicine, Japan.
There is growing evidence that the dysregulation of circadian rhythms may play an important role in irregular sleep-waking in demented elderly. In this study, we investigated daily variation of the pineal hormone melatonin, which has been reported to possess hypnogenic and synchronizing effects, in patients with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type.
Serum melatonin secretion rhythms in inpatients with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type (SDAT group, n = 10, average age = 75.7 years) with disturbed sleep-waking and nondemented elderly (ND group, n = 10, age = 78.3 years) without clinical sleep disorders in the same facility were monitored under a dim light condition without excessive physical exercise.
The SDAT group showed a significantly higher degree of irregularities in actigraphically recorded rest-activity (R-A) rhythm during the 7-day baseline period compared with the ND group. The SDAT group simultaneously showed significantly reduced amplitude, larger variation of peak times, and diminished amount of total secretion in the melatonin secretion rhythm compared with the ND group. There were significantly positive correlations between the severity of R-A rhythm disorder and the reduced amplitude as well as diminished amount of total melatonin secretion.
The SDAT patients with disturbed sleep-waking possessed melatonin secretion rhythm disorders that may play an important role in irregular sleep-waking in demented elderly