Sipsey Street Irregulars points us to the following story in the Gun Rights Examiner…
The Empire Strikes Back at 3-D printed guns
Or will the government declare the pictures illegal, too?Credits:Photo © Defense Distributed. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
With last Friday’s announcement that Defense Distributed had successfully used a 3-D printer tomake an entire operational firearm out of plastic (except for a small metal nail, acting as the firing pin), the already simmering controversy about printed guns quickly came to a full boil. Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), who has been on an anti-printed gun and magazine jihad for months, was joined by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, who calls the new development “stomach churning.” Schumer appears to have indicated that he will be introducing a Senate companion bill to Rep. Israel’s H.R. 1474.
On Wednesday, that bill picked up its third, fourth and fifth cosponsors, including the first ostensible “Republican,” rabidly anti-gun Rep. Peter King (R-NY). The Washington D.C. city council is racing to ban printed guns as soon as possible, as are New York and California.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has announced its close scrutiny of the technology (while tacitly acknowledging that what Defense Distributed is doing seems not to violate any laws. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly wants one of the guns of its own, presumably to gauge just how “undetectable” it is. And, because no further enfeeblement of the fantasy of a “government monopoly on force” would be complete without a meltdown on the part of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, that group is calling Defense Distributed mastermind Cody Wilson “a hardcore insurrectionist preaching violence, with no regard for our Constitution or system of government.”
Go and read the whole thing. Bring an emesis basin. Or bucket.