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Senate passes plastic guns bill

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Th U.S. Senate voted to renew a ban on plastic firearms, capable of evading airport metal detectors and x-ray machines hours before its expiration, at midnight.

The bill extends the ban on the manufacture, sale or possession of such weapons for ten years.

President Obama, who is in South Africa is expected to sign the bill Monday night with an auto pen.

Republican Senators blocked an effort by Democrats to toughen the restriction.

Recently, plastic weapons have become more sophisticated and affordable.

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