When the New York Times writes about this, you know it’s good news. 3D printing software to build weapons at home is here, and there’s nothing they can do about it. Let the rejoicing begin.
The Times noted three individuals who have already succeeded, and complained, “What they did was legal and, except for the technology and material used, not much different from what do-it-yourself gunsmiths have been doing for decades.”
Yes, legal, legal, legal! Translation: how can we possibly control them now? What is to be done? It’s a catastrophe! The Times is a bit late to the game. The article says 3D printing “might make access to weapons even easier.” Might? It’s already here, folks. Oh, no!
Let’s look more closely at this. A weapon that is created at home isn’t licensed, can’t be registered, for all intents and purposes it doesn’t even exist as far as the government is concerned. If you’re a gun grabber with evil intent, what would you do about this? If you don’t know where they are, you can’t go get them. If you don’t know who has them, you can’t confiscate them.
Here the word on that from the article:
A lower receiver is the only part of an AR-15 that, when bought, requires the filing of federal paperwork. But it is legal to make an AR-15 — and many other guns — for personal use as long as there is no intent to sell them. And if the lower receiver is homemade, no paperwork is required.
No paperwork? Oh, no!
Aha, here’s an idea: let’s register all 3D printers! That’s not going to work, either. Here’s the Times:
Mr. Guslick [one of those miscreants who have figured out how to do it], who works in information technology and describes himself as a hobbyist gunsmith, printed his receiver on a machine he bought online through Craigslist. He used a file and abrasive paper to make the piece fit properly, but over all the project was not much of a technical challenge. “Anybody could do this,” he said.
He bought his 3D printer on Craigslist. Oh, no! Another free market intrusion into our plans! Can we ban Craigslist? Well, at least one politician thinks a law against guns that scanners can’t see can be made illegal. Don’t believe me? Here it is:
To effectively outlaw weapons made with them, Mr. Israel [a Democrat congressthing from New York] wants to extend an existing law, set to expire this year, that makes weapons that are undetectable by security scanners — like a printed all-plastic gun — illegal.
Now just how is that going to work, exactly? The Times didn’t say, nor did Israel.
Here’s how one gun-grabbing outfit, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, looks at it:
“Down the road it’s going to be a big concern,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “We don’t know how that’s going to come about and don’t know what technology.”
One question the Times failed to address: how long before a 3D printer can replicate itself? Then everyone can have one! It’ll be doomsday! Oh, no!
Have a great day.