LA City Council President Mitch Englander Un-Blocks Critics of His 3D Gun Blueprint Ban After FPC Threatens Litigation
Weasels gonna weasel . . .
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has scored another important victory for free speech. According to an e-mail from the office of Los Angeles City Council President Mitchell Englander, they will no longer block FPC and the other individuals who were barred from viewing or responding to his official government Twitter account. Englander, a Republican, is a proponent of gun control and bans on free speech.
Last Friday, Englander moved City Attorney Mike Feuer to “prepare and present an ordinance that will enable the City of Los Angeles to prohibit and/or regulate the printing, manufacturing, possession, distribution, sale or transfer of 3D printed firearms of any kind as well as the blueprints detailing the specifications of a 3D printed firearm.” The L.A. Times reported last week that Englander also wants the California Legislature to make possessing home-built firearms and firearm blueprints a felony crime.
Englander posted about his proposed ordinance on Twitter, saying that he “introduced legislation making the possession, download, or distribution of 3D printed weaponry blueprint files a misdemeanor in LA…” But Councilmember Englander blocked FPC and some members of the public critical of his legislation from commenting on the issue and even viewing his Twitter account (@Mitch_Englander). FPC took immediate action, and on Sunday, sent his office and the City Attorney a pre-litigation demand letter.
The neighbors need to buy some $10 cups of lemonade from this kid . . .
When you open a lemonade stand you expect to slice a lot of lemons, sit outside in the heat and make a few dollars. You don’t expect to get robbed at gunpoint.
But that’s what happened to a 9-year-old boy in Monroe, North Carolina, on Saturday, officials said. The robber pointed a weapon at the boy’s stomach and got away with a metal tin that held his earnings — all $17.The police recovered the empty tin nearby, along with a hat, a bicycle and a weapon — a BB gun — believed to belong to the suspect, Union County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Underwood said at a press conference.
Blocked from distributing plans for 3D-printed guns, “crypto-anarchist” is still in the DIY gun business
They haven’t outlawed CNC milling machines…yet . . .
The group’s primary product is the “Ghost Gunner 2,” a machine the size of a classroom trash can capable of milling gun-shaped metal parts into legal firearms. Wilson and his coterie sell the Ghost Gunner and metal parts to the public, who can use the materials to create a fully functional firearm at home.
Federal law does not require any tracking information or serial numbers for guns made at home that are not for commercial sale. They are unregistered “ghost guns,” essentially indistinguishable from a store-bought M1911, Glock or AR-15 except for their lack of digits.
“Plug it into the machine, machine takes it the rest of the way, a magical metaphysical line is crossed where it went from being a piece of metal to legal firearm,” Wilson explained, holding a sample frame that had recently been converted to a legal gun.
Another one of those defensive gun uses that Gabby Giffords says never happens . . .
A man who found shot on the floor of a Des Plaines apartment building on July 4 was charged with home invasion Thursday, police said. Officers responding to a call of shots fired around 9:33 a.m. at an apartment building in the 1200 block of East Washington Street found a man lying on the floor who had been shot multiple times. Police and prosecutors reviewing the case determined the shooting was justified and approved felony charges for the man, who remains hospitalized.
Jonathan Warner, 22, of the 5300 block of West Hirsch Street in Chicago, was booked into the Cook County Jail medical division last Friday after firefighters initially took him to Lutheran General Hospital. Police said he was expected to fully recover from his wounds.
Police said an investigation determined that Warner broke into the apartment of his estranged girlfriend while armed with a handgun.
— Washington Journal (@cspanwj) August 6, 2018