I’m A Sheriff: Don’t Flood The Country With 3D-Printed Guns

BY Herschel Smith
8 months, 3 weeks ago

The Washington Post.

Paul Penzone is the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.

I am not fearful of firearms. I believe the Second Amendment was written with purpose and with sensitivity to generational circumstances. But what I am extremely concerned about is who has access to firearms and the devastation firearms are capable of in the wrong hands.

Imagine a world in which anyone — including terrorists, convicted felons and domestic abusers — has immediate access to untraceable guns. Now imagine that many of these guns are made entirely of plastic or other materials not recognized by traditional metal detectors.

Idiot.

As for The Washington Post, just consider: layers upon layers upon layers of “fact checkers” believe we’re soon going to have plastic chambers and barrels.  I wonder if SAAMI knows about this?


Comments

  1. On July 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm, Frank Clarke said:

    I can imagine a world in which anyone who wants one can have a firearm.

    It’s a world where people who smoke a joint in their living room won’t be bothered by the morality police because… where are we going to imprison them when the prisons are full of truly dangerous people?

    It’s a world where, if you’re going to mug someone, you plan to do it in a secluded spot because Granny over there coming back from grocery shopping may just unexpectedly end your life…

    It’s a world where the police can no longer plant a throw-down piece as justification for shooting you because EVERYBODY has a gun and it shouldn’t be a big surprise anymore…

    I’m trying to see the downside to all of this. I know there must be one somewhere. Help me out here.

  2. On July 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm, Backwoods Engineer said:

    “I believe the Second Amendment was written with purpose and with sensitivity to generational circumstances.”

    What kind of weasel crap is this?

    I assume he means “generational circumstances” is the equivalent of the Progs’ “this is not the Wild Wild West, so why do you need a gun?”

    Sick of all this. Which is why I am STILL posting the Liberator files at my blog, as I did even when the Obamanation threatened us all with prison for violating ITAR regulations.

  3. On July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm, Fred said:

    “I’m A Sheriff: Don’t Flood The Country With 3D-Printed Guns”

    Tooooooooooooooooooooooo Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate.

    Can’t stop the signal, Sheriff.

  4. On July 27, 2018 at 2:09 pm, moe mensale said:

    Wait a minute. I thought Glocks already had plastic barrels and chambers? John McClane told us so back in 1990. What cave’s everybody been living in these past 28 years?

  5. On July 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Well, at least we know the good sheriff won’t bite the hand that feeds him…. that’s something worth knowing. Seriously, where do they find these guys?

  6. On July 27, 2018 at 2:48 pm, Gryphon said:

    That’s my whole Problem with so-called ‘3-D Printed Guns’ and the Technoilliterates who believe they are ‘the best thing since Sliced Bread’ and will totally change the way Firearms are Made (and Sold).

    Metallurgy being subject to the Laws of Physics, a ‘printed’ Metal Part (even if Heat-Treated) is Still just a Sintered-Metal Part, not Forged, and is Not going to Stand Up to 50-60,000 PSI Chamber Pressures in a Modern Gun.

    The only Utility of a Home-Made Plastic Receiver for an AR-Pattern Weapon is the Current fact that the ‘government’ requires a Serial Number (and thus De-Facto Registration of) the Lower Receiver, Not the Bolt/Carrier/Barrel ‘Upper’.
    I expect this to Change, soon, just like the ‘bump-stock’ Nonsense of calling them ‘machine guns’.

    Eventually, any ‘manufacturing technique’ that can make Parts for Weapons will be licensed, taxed or banned, and owning a Machine Tool of any Type without ‘permission’ will be a ‘Crime’.

    That the .gov has been able to recognize the Threat of ‘homemade’ Weapons
    is just another ‘Tell’ that We are living in a proto-Fascist Nation already.
    Remember who the Traitors are, like this ‘sheriff’, for Future ‘correction’.

  7. On July 27, 2018 at 3:08 pm, Jess said:

    All the wishful thinking, anticipated changes, and general crap doesn’t change the fact that the number of people with firearms, willing to use them for protection, and greatly disturbed by government intrusion, vastly outnumber those that have another opinion. Alienating these folks only increases the danger of those that oppose the Second Amendment.

  8. On July 27, 2018 at 5:07 pm, scott s. said:

    Don’t forget that if the “bump stock” regulation does go into effect, “making” a bump stock (or anything the Feds claim to meet the definition) is illegal without paying the making tax and otherwise following whatever regs the Feds dream up.

  9. On July 27, 2018 at 5:16 pm, George said:

    @ Gryphon;

    “… owning a Machine Tool of any Type without ‘permission’ will be a ‘Crime’.”

    – Some of us “hobby machinists” were aware of this possibility and have been dreading the day that it becomes reality.

  10. On July 28, 2018 at 2:03 am, TheAlaskan said:

    And how would anyone know you have a machining tool? They are not regulated. They are not licenced. They are not registered. They have no privilege to know what you own.

    If they say you cannot possess machinery capable of making firearms or firearm parts, how is that any different than saying you cannot own the firearm itself. If I am ordered to surrender my firearm or my machining tools, I will not comply. I am a free man and I intend to remain a free man.

    So it becomes a crime. Whatever. Any fool who wants to dispossess me, and a million other men like me, of our property…..well

    One can meet his maker suddenly on both sides of a skirmish line. And you might die, but death is the deal you made for being born. Be a man.

    And the Sheriff? Unelect him.

  11. On July 28, 2018 at 10:58 am, Ned said:

    Typical fear porn advanced by a deep state actor. What’s unfortunate is that he probably convinced some fence sitters that he’s right. Maricopa County is one of the driving forces behind re-electing Manchurian candidate Cuck McStain. So un-electing this maroon at the voting booth likely won’t happen.

  12. On July 28, 2018 at 11:41 am, Gryphon said:

    George, and the Alaskan – See as an Example, Occupied Palestine, where Guns, Mortars and Rockets are Improvised in small, hidden Shops, some with only One Tool, making One Part of a Weapon. The Zionist ‘government’ Brutally Hunts and Destroys these Operations, Killing without Trial their Owners. “Licensed” Machine Shops are Taxed and Inspected, and subject to having their Equipment Siezed on any Suspicion of making Weapons Parts.

    Don’t Think that ‘homeland security’ (organized by the same people) won’t eventually try to do this Here… like Gun Registration/Confiscation, it must be seen as a ‘Red Line’ that triggers a Violet Reaction.

  13. On July 28, 2018 at 11:51 am, revjen45 said:

    Oberfuehrer der Polizei Penzone has the same regard for the 1st Amdt that he has for the 2nd: none. When the rights of the People are dictated by and for der Polizei it is called a police state. Sieg Heil Herr Oberfuehrer.

  14. On July 28, 2018 at 8:59 pm, SGT.BAG said:

    Sheriff Paul Penzone is the same elected official that released 400 criminal illegal aliens on to the streets of Phoenix in the beginning of 2017 because he felt ICE should not be notified because they would be deported.

    Imagine a world where Paul Penzone is concerned about anybody’s safety.

  15. On July 28, 2018 at 10:19 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Sheriff Paul Penzone isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, or else he would recognize the inanity of his statements. Whether it is 3-D printing or some erstwhile mechanic working in a dank basement, the knowledge of how to make firearms and ammunition is already out there – and there is nothing statists like Penzone can do about it.

    Even if we allow his premises for a moment, and the authorities were actually successful in banning all forms of ownership and manufacture of firearms in this country, that still doesn’t address the fact that a ban on sales, ownership and manufacture of firearms in the legitimate, above-board marketplace – would simply create the largest and most-profitable black market in firearms (and other weapons) in history.

    A domestic ban would simply mean that foreign suppliers outside the U.S. would rush to fill the vacuum created by the loss of U.S. manufacturers and sellers.

    To repeat, these technologies are mature and have been for a very long time. The Chinese invented gunpowder a millennium ago. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite more than a century and a half ago, and likewise the invention of smokeless powder (propellant) used in modern, self-contained cartridges is over a century old.

    Firearms themselves are also quite old. Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta (Beretta) of Italy, one of the oldest firearms manufacturers in the world, has been making guns since 1526. When the ships of the Catholic League set forth to do battle at sea with the Ottoman invaders off the western coast of Greece in 1571, they did so armed with cannon made by Beretta. That engagement later became known as the Battle of Lepanto.

    Of all of the components of modern brass-cased ammunition, the primer is perhaps the most-difficult to manufacture, but even these are well-understood and any halfway-decent chemist with access to basic laboratory equipment and reagents would be capable of making the necessary compounds, or otherwise obtaining them.

    Secret workshops all over occupied Europe during the Second World War manufactured crude submachine guns and other small arms until such time as professionally-made weapons could be smuggled to them. Today, in the border (frontier) region of Afghanistan-Pakistan, there are isolated towns in which self-taught gunsmiths turn out reputable copies of AK-47 and AK-74 assault rifles which function about as well as the genuine article for sale in the arms bazaar down the street.

    There’s no closing this Pandora’s Box, so the gun-banners ought to save their time and effort.

    “In order to outlaw guns, you first have to outlaw the knowledge of guns. To outlaw the knowledge of guns, you have to outlaw knowledge itself.” – L. Neil Smith

  16. On July 29, 2018 at 8:49 am, Talktome said:

    Gryphon – big difference in situation. USA has a government founded on recognition of our God granted rights (that controllers ignore this is,beside the point.) no such promise in their part of the world. Besides, you really want those aligned against Gods chosen people to have an easier time of it? I know I don’t. There are many curses to be had when you go against Gods chosen people. There is a book replete with examples available everywhere.

  17. On July 29, 2018 at 3:52 pm, Adam Baum said:

    Talktome, it would be to your benefit to investigate the work of Dr. Eran Elhaik and Dr. Ariella Oppenheim (population genetics), the work of Professor Shlomo Sand (history), and Paul Wexler (linguistics). It might cast some doubt about those who are claiming to be God’s “chosen people”.

  18. On July 29, 2018 at 4:55 pm, Fred said:

    Mr. Baum,

    https://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Store.aspx#!/The-Church-And-Israel-Combo-Two-DVDs-8-Messages-Concerning-Israel-By-Dr-Chuck-Baldwin/p/66626074/category=15986016

  19. On July 29, 2018 at 5:26 pm, Gryphon said:

    Talktome- The ‘religious’ Component WRT Palestine is Not relevant to My Comment. It is just a Good Example of no matter How Hard the ‘govenment’ Oppresses People and tries to Take Away their means of Resistance, Intelligent, Motivated Men can and Will do what it Takes to Defend their People.

    Q. What is the Difference between a Patriot/Freedom Fighter and a Terrorist?

    A. One is not willing to be the “Subject” demanded by the Government.
    The Other is what the government calls people that Oppose it.

    Do You See the way things are headed Here, more clearly?

  20. On August 2, 2018 at 10:52 am, Dirk Williams said:

    So much wrong with this. As pointed out, these 3D guns are a disaster waiting to happen. Chamber pressure MAY allow for one round, While their ar some truly impressive new plastics on the market, I doubt their abilities to,withstand sustained round counts. Their are plastic lowers on the market already. Having reviewed several, I’m amused. Who would waste hard earned money on these pieces of junk. Had several friends win them at elks unlimited, deer unlimited pheasant unlimited etc etc.

    As for this dildo sheriff, wasn’t he elected with the monetary support of G Soros’s, the citizens of that county got what they deserve. A kiss ass piece of shit sheriff with zero balls, to protect them,,from themselves.

    Tic Toc!

    Dirk

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