Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer predicts that terrorist's will have a gun factory in their garage after the world's first 3-D-printed handgun was successfully fired in Texas.
Gun creator, Cody Wilson, fired the weapon - which he calls "the Liberator." A weapon made using an $8,000 3-D printer - and according to Wilson, less than $60 in other materials.
The ammunition is a standard 38 caliber bullet used in some handguns. Wilson has uploaded the blueprint and design for others to follow too.
Erin Burnett spoke with Sen. Schumer and asked him if technology will always be ahead of the law.
The NRA came out in force today as the organization kicked off its three-day convention down in Houston, Texas. It's part pep-rally and part victory lap after the Senate rejected a plan to expand background checks last month.
And with a theme like "Stand and fight" – you know the NRA is ready to battle.
OutFront tonight: Radio Talk Show Host Stephanie Miller and Michael Medved – conservative commentator for Salem Radio.
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The tragic shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother with his own gun this week has brought to attention the gun industry's growing focus on young children as the next generation of customers.
For instance the company crickett.com - it's a slogan, "my first rifle." And under the "kid's corner" section you can see young children holding rifles that come in a variety of colors including pink.
This week's shooting was also at least the fourth this past month in which a child fired a gun at a sibling or a parent. And it all raises the question - should guns be marketed towards and in the hands of children.
OutFront Tonight: Gayle Trotter from the Independent Women's Forum and radio show host Stephanie Miller.
The senate voted 68-31 to overcome a Republican-led filibuster and will begin the most significant debate on new gun legislation in almost two decades.
The vote comes a day after a bipartisan deal to expand background checks on purchases at gun shows and the Internet, but does not include personal transfers.
The NRA rejected the proposed gun bill saying it "would unfairly infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners."
OutFront tonight: Ted Nugent - the legendary rocker has more than 200 guns and is one of the NRA's most vocal supporters.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker met with African-American journalists Tuesday to discuss issues affecting the African-American community. Booker spoke on a wide range of issues - from companies investing in Newark to bullying and social media.
Booker spoke to OutFront about two important issues in the headlines this week.
Also on Thursday, the U.S. Senate said it will take up legislation on gun control.
OutFront: This week may be a make or break moment for President Obama on gun control. In the past, you have been outspoken about guns coming from southern states and trafficked into New Jersey. What is the plan for Newark going forward on gun control?
Mayor Booker: We are going to continue to fight crime and gun violence in our city in ways - we are making progress. Our shootings are down 27 percent, our murders down. But we really need that help on a national level.
This week is a critical week where the Senate can pass legislation, Congress can pass legislation that 90 percent of Americans agree on. 80 percent of gun owners agree on and choke the supply of these weapons into the streets - into the hands of criminals. As oppose to the law-abiding citizens which this wouldn't touch at all – law abiding citizens who buy guns.
And so this is the choice America has to make – this is a week or a month where we can save thousands of lives in our country just by doing what the majority of Americans agree on.
I am praying for those of us who have to battle this issue every single day. Praying that congress does the right thing by the larger community - the larger national interest. FULL POST