Interstate sales of a legal product? Now that’s a radical idea . . .
Last week in Mance v. Sessions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied, by one vote, a request for a rehearing of the case by the full panel of the court, and confirmed the reversal of a lower court decision that had ruled the interstate handgun sale ban to be unconstitutional.
The individual plaintiffs, Frederic Russell Mance, Jr. and Tracey and Andrew Hanson, were the parties to proposed handgun purchases. The Hansons, residents of the District of Columbia, each sought to purchase a handgun from Mance, an FFL doing business in Arlington, Texas. Texas law did not forbid the sale of handguns to persons residing outside of Texas, and the District of Columbia did not prohibit the importation of firearms.
Despite the Hansons being fully qualified under federal, D.C., and Texas laws to purchase and possess handguns, they decided not to proceed with the sale because they could not immediately take possession of the guns. A federal law makes it a crime for an FFL to sell or deliver a handgun (but not shotgun or rifle) to any non-FFL resident in a state other than the state in which the dealer’s place of business is located. Another federal law prohibits individuals from transporting into or receiving in their state of residence any firearm acquired outside of that state, although it excludes long guns purchased out-of-state in compliance with state and federal laws. Unlike long guns, handguns purchased out-of-state must be shipped to, and transferred through, an FFL operating in the state where the purchaser resides. The rationale is to prevent consumers from circumventing any handgun laws imposed by their home states by going across state lines.
It’s almost as if the Stana Fe schools believe that more good guys with guns will help ensure students’ safety . . .
The donations included cash, some of which is designated for security items for the school’s police department, as well as $220,000 worth of guns, ammunition and weapons training for the district’s security staff.
The weapons were important for the district’s expanded police force to have for the next school year, school board President J.R. “Rusty” Norman said.
“If we’re going to have them, they can’t be just for show, we need to equip them,” Norman said.
Because people have been making their own guns for centuries . . .
American Outdoor Brand Corp., formerly known as Smith & Wesson, lists a variety of risks to its business in company filings, but did not include 3-D printing among them. The gun maker referred questions on the matter to NSSF.
“For now, it seems the major firearms manufacturers seem to be staying far away from 3-D printed guns,” said Rommel T. Dionisio, a gun industry analyst at Aegis Capital Corp. Manufacturers likely want to maintain “brand identity and product quality,” as well as relationships with firearms retailers, he said.
“People have always rebuilt engines,” Keane said, as an example. But “people building homemade cars never had an impact on General Motors.”
Kinda like this:
There oughta be a law! . . .
On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to the NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense.” The president, lawmakers, and many Americans have targeted 3D-printed guns as the latest menace to society. Perhaps they should also direct their attention at books such as the Improvised Munitions Handbook that are easily accessible as free PDFs and contain DIY plans for guns and much, much more.
After all, you didn’t need to wait for 3D printers or fancy plans to know how to build a gun at home, or even to build several and arm your friends. Instead, you can find a free online copy of that old army handbook and just open to the section on firearms.
In that section, section three, you will find recipe-style instructions on how make to a range of firearms. Section 3.1 lays out plans for a pipe pistol for 9 mm ammunition. In section 3.2, there are instructions on how to make a shotgun (12 gauge). For those looking for more options, section 3.4 lays out the plans for a carbine firing 7.62 standard rifle ammunition, and section 3.6 has instructions for a pipe pistol for .45 Caliber ammunition, among other options.
National Rifle Association Set to Support America’s Shooting Team at National Sporting Clays Cup Fundraisers
Add the National Rifle Association (NRA) to the list of shooting industry organizations stepping up in a big way to help America’s Shooting Team during USA Shooting’s National Sporting Clays Cup Fundraiser on August 30 at Fork Farm and Childress Vineyards in North Carolina.
With Tokyo in Sight, USA Shooting’s National Sporting Clays Cup fundraiser will entice shooting sport enthusiasts to North Carolina on August 30 in support of the USA Shooting Team as they head toward the 2018 World Championships and the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. As the only non-government supported shooting team in the world, USA Shooting relies heavily on donors and sponsors to help maintain a history of success that includes 110 Olympic medals.
Narrative über alles . . .
Is one death too many when a person is killed by an illegal alien? Why aren’t these murders covered much by the media? Is it because they just don’t fit the agenda? Why is it that when someone dies because of a gun, Pitts and other journalists say we need more strict gun laws on everyone? But when illegal aliens cause deaths and commit other crimes, they don’t say we need more strict immigration laws?
Gang members illegally cross borders and commit many crimes, including rape and murder, yet somehow Pitts and others don’t want to tighten up the border to make citizens safer. Why?
Opioids kill around 42,000 Americans each year, and a significant amount of these drugs comes across the border illegally, but when Trump wants to tighten up the border, writers like Pitts and other Democrats fight him endlessly. Don’t they care about those deaths?
Does that mean all the media-driven hysteria about Defense Distributed’s files isn’t really accurate?
Can you now 3D print an AR-15? No.
Cody Wilson, a founder of DD, fired his first Liberator, a single-shot pistol made of mostly 3D printed parts, in 2013. But even this gun isn’t made of 100 percent 3D printed parts — for instance, you still need a metal firing pin (a small nail in the Liberator’s case) for the gun to actually fire. Careful though, you might blow your hand off while using it, especially if it’s built with low-grade plastics.
The plans for this and similar guns have been available on the internet for years, and the lawsuit against Wilson did not stop the internet from, well, being the internet. People have been sharing 3D gun “blueprints” via email, 3D libraries, magnet links, and so on all throughout this court case.
What about an AR-15? Cody Wilson gave TWS Fact Check the short answer, “Totally false. You can’t 3D print an AR-15.”
I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018