The Controllers Target The Self-Manufacture Of Firearms

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

First, there is the state of Washington.

OLYMPIA – Washington law will ban “ghost guns” made with 3D printers, remove the rights of a person who is found incompetent to stand trial to have a firearm and tighten a requirement for a concealed pistol license.

Firearms can be removed from the homes of teens who are the subject of an extreme risk protection order because they might hurt themselves or others.

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of laws, a controller’s wet dream.  The statement about 3D printers is a smokescreen, peddled to the press in order to sew fear among the ignorant.  This is about stopping home production of machinery, specifically firearms, which is allowable under federal law.

Next up, the state of New York.

ALBANY — Lawmakers in the state capital are preparing to pass a bill barring so-called “ghost guns” from the Empire State.

The homemade, untraceable weapons often made with parts manufactured by a 3-D printer — would be outlawed under the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). The measure is expected to pass the Senate on Wednesday.

[ … ]

Ghost guns are considered especially dangerous because they have no serial numbers, which makes them essentially untraceable by law enforcement and allows criminals to bypass background checks and licensing laws.

With the press peddling yet another picture of Cody Wilson, the real intent is to ban firearms that have no serial number, i.e., those made in the home or garage.

Not to be outdone, the U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to make this a national law.

A bill recognizing the destructive potential of “ghost guns” has cleared a critical step in Congress and is now poised for a vote on the House floor. The House Committee on Homeland Security gave its stamp of approval on Wednesday to legislation that would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prepare an annual threat assessment on so-called “ghost guns.” These are firearms typically made at home with 3D printers or assembled from kits that lack traceable serial numbers.

These ghost guns “pose a challenge to law enforcement, particularly when used by violent extremists,” according to a onetime DHS threat assessment. One estimate put the number of ghost gun precursors sold in the past decade in the hundreds of thousands.

The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Congressman Max Rose, is one of the first steps Congress has taken to address this emerging threat to public safety.

“In my conversations with law enforcement officials I have every reason to believe this is an urgent matter,” Rose told Newsweek. “This is a massive hole in federal legislation that allows for weapons to be shipped from state to state without any background checks.”

These guns themselves don’t confer any tactical advantage over a traditional weapon, but they are easier to acquire without having to navigate a potentially treacherous black market crawling with federal agents and informants. The weapons can be assembled from DIY kits that provide prefabricated components for nearly 80 percent of the completed firearm, allowing the buyer to finish crafting the weapon at home using common metalworking tools.

Of course law enforcement, including the DHS, supports something like this.  And in a moment of accidental honesty, they admitted what they’re really going after – 80% lowers.

Because the first rule of control is to know who everyone is and what they have, so that it can be taken from them in the future.

UPDATE: Google (YouTube) must have gotten the memo, because they aren’t allowing any DIY firearms to be monetized.


Comments

  1. On May 16, 2019 at 11:51 pm, Pat Hines said:

    Here’s one of the bills.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2621/text?r=158&s=1

  2. On May 17, 2019 at 6:21 am, ragman said:

    Yup. You can bet that lower parts kits, blank slides and barrels will be next. No Max, the real threat is the incompetent cop that shoots his pistol while it’s in his pocket and injures a citizen who was standing close to our hero. This happened in Dade County, FL this week. Too bad he didn’t blow his gonads off.

  3. On May 17, 2019 at 8:45 am, James said:

    While not a huge Trump supporter @ moment think if Hill got in,use this time wisely to procure what ever you think you might need,or,just want.

  4. On May 17, 2019 at 9:11 am, Duke_Digger said:

    Taken to the extreme end, will this lead to the registration of mills and lathes?
    Or the person with abilities? (hobbies)
    I have read in the interwebz, a firearm can be assembled with pipes and rubber bands.
    Naw i don’t believe it either.

  5. On May 17, 2019 at 10:27 am, Fred said:

    @James, if Hill got in everybody including the NRA would actually be fighting for their rights.

    @Duke, Congress already, under Hussein Obama (neither black, nor a man. Heh) attempted to pass a law that would require all known gunsmiths to register and pay annual fees to fedgov for the privilege of providing goods and services that fedgov deems to be dirty or bad. Person registration? Yes! The bill is already written, it’s just a matter of time until it does pass.

  6. On May 17, 2019 at 10:35 am, Fred said:

    And as we all knew at the time, the creation of DHS was and is, for the purposes of controlling and then eradicating you from the face of the earth, and really has not much at all to do with some buildings in NYC that fell down.

  7. On May 17, 2019 at 1:53 pm, Archer said:

    These ghost guns “pose a challenge to law enforcement, particularly when used by violent extremists,” according to a onetime DHS threat assessment.

    Here’s a thought: If as a law enforcement officer, you see a “violent extremist” using a gun to commit a criminal act, how about you worry about stopping his criminal act by whatever means necessary instead of wondering if the gun he’s holding is an unserialized firearm? Does the serial number make a difference in that moment? When did “OMG! He’s shooting people!” become secondary to “How and where was that gun manufactured?”

    Relatedly, how about LEOs worry about controlling violent criminals instead of criminalizing home hobbyists?

    Really, I’m not seeing much of a challenge here for law enforcement.

  8. On May 17, 2019 at 1:54 pm, Archer said:

    As a follow-up: Since the FOIAs came back and found that no bump-stock-equipped firearm has ever been used in crime, can we follow up and submit a FOIA request to find out how many times a firearm built from a home-finished 80% lower has been used in crime? (Just a guess, probably pretty close to the same as bump-stocks.)

    So it’s a solution in search of a problem. Or alternatively, another notch in the ratchet of ever-increasing controls and criminalization of God-given rights and self-reliance. (I know which I believe.)

  9. On May 17, 2019 at 6:50 pm, Matt said:

    “pose a challenge to law enforcement, particularly when used by violent extremists,”

    At Archer. “Violent extremist” is a code word for people who sensibly realize that govt. is not the good guys, for libertarian minded folks, for those who prepare and train for the bad times that are coming.

    It has nothing to do with what the reasonable person would consider a violent extremist anymore than it has to do with criminal thugs.

  10. On May 18, 2019 at 4:33 am, Jack said:

    Can’t stop the spread of 1001010100’s…
    The best they can do is interrupt it here and there

  11. On May 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm, Gryphon said:

    Looks like the (((bolsheviks))) have belatedly realized that even if ‘Manufactured’ Guns are Banned, Gun Dealers shut down, that the Citizens are still Capable of Manufacturing “Arms”. The Problem that the (((parasites))) cannot grasp (since (((they))) ‘produce’ Nothing) is that “Guns” as are commonly considered in these “laws” are a rather small Sub-Set of what are defined as “Arms”. Weapons that can produce Vast Destruction and Mass Casualties are in Fact, Easier to Manufacture than Rifles, and once those who Citizens are so inclined are rendered “Criminals by Fiat”, the (((controllers))) may be quite Terrified by what gets ‘Deployed’ Next…

  12. On May 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm, Sanders said:

    That genie’s already out of the bottle and won’t be put back in.

    If you just figure AKM parts kits alone, the numbers are huge – and that is pre barrel ban when you could get a complete kit, less receiver, for under $100. You could either order an 80% flat and bend it yourself, or you could cut one out of a piece of sheet metal and bend it up. I watched a guy build one using a flat he cut out of the side of an old clothes dryer. It worked perfectly when he was done, and it took him less than an hour.

    A lot of folks are sitting on a lot of those parts kits. They didn’t just suddenly go away. Then if you factor in other parts kits like FAL’s, Uzis, Stens, etc….

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