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A Plastic Foot In The Door

07 May 2013 @ 14:26

From Newsday, Bill Mason reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Wombat-Socho's Live At Five]:

Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday he is putting his full support behind legislation aimed at stopping the production of undetectable plastic guns that can be made using relatively cheap 3-D printers.

A Texas-based libertarian group has successfully been able to produce a functioning plastic handgun using a 3-D printer that anyone could purchase, Schumer said. He said the group plans to post on the Internet how to go about making this cheap, but functioning weapon that could pass through metal detectors at airports and elsewhere.

Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he is joining Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) who has pushed for new legislation in this area.

Schumer said Israel first announced in December plans to introduce legislation to prohibit otherwise useful technology to be used in this manner.

…When Israel announced his proposed legislation in December, Suffolk police Chief James Burke was at the news conference and said, "With the prices of these printers under $1,000, I think anyone can imagine the rise of an amateur gunmaker in our community."

Mark me, Friends In The Ether: Slimy Schumer will take any bill that proposes to ban weapons made with 3D Printers and stuff it with new laws that effectively criminalize all amateur gunmaking. The Left has been waiting for the right moment to tackle this ‘problem’ as part of their effort to confiscate all firearms.

Of course, any laws or regulations [or Executive Orders] restricting the manufacturing of guns by amateurs would not stop criminals and terrorists from making them. It would only serve to (1) give law enforcement another excuse to harass law-abiding citizens and (2) make it easier for the government to get search warrants for the property of law-abiding citizens [all they need to say to a judge is that 'Hey, this guy has a precision drill press and a source told us he's making guns!']

We must fight the passage of any such law. And we may win. But then the Leftists will just issue regulations and Executive orders to get their way, so we must be prepared to support amateur firearms makers who fight these in the courts.

But, most importantly, we must disobey any unConstitutional laws or regulations or orders issued by the government.

That is our Duty as Americans.

Remember the words of Mark Levin:

Why is it that the left are the only people in this country who can resist, who can obstruct, who can sabotage?

I say we resist and where we can obstruct and where we can sabotage tyranny.


  1. 07 May 2013 @ 18:52 18:52

    “With the prices of these printers under $1,000”

    Uhhh…good luck finding a decent one at that price.

    I’m waiting for politicians to start demanding 3-D printer regulations. For the sake of the children.

  2. 07 May 2013 @ 21:09 21:09

    Maybe you can get one for three grand.

    • 08 May 2013 @ 08:39 08:39

      3D printers seem to run in the $2-3k range, And then there’s the materials cost. And the cost of the software. And the knowledge required to run it correctly. Not to mention the risk you take of running afoul of existing laws.

      By the time you’ve printed a gun you could have legally acquired an AR (or two) produced by a major gun manufacturer without nearly as much expense or hassle.

      The hysterics talk as though everyone will be setting up their own weapons manufacturing plant in their basement and walking guns across the border into Mexico. (Don’t they know that’s the gov’t’s job?)

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