Making a truly undetectable gun has been illegal since 1988 . . .
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned on Thursday that anyone who uses a 3-D printer to make an “undetectable” gun will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, a day after his department asked a court not to block the public from downloading blueprints for the guns.
“We will not stand for the evasion … of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent,” Sessions said in his Thursday statement.
From micro-drones to safety corridors, a wide range of recommendations were announced Wednesday by Mayor Sylvester Turner’s commission against gun violence.
Formed in the wake of national “March for Our Lives” rallies, the commission on gun violence brought together 37 individuals from across the greater Houston area, including several high school students.
Over the past 60 days, the commission studied a variety of issues related to gun violence and came up with a list of recommendations.
The recommendations range from objectives aimed at reducing school violence to domestic violence in neighborhoods.
Among recommendations for reducing school violence, technology will play a major role. They include a so-called digital sandbox, where blueprints and drawings of school districts and school buildings will be available for quick usage by local and federal authorities. They also include things like micro-drones that can be used in schools to clear venues and to help support law-enforcement.
Pull the other one, it’s got bells on . . .
A study like this has been virtually unheard of until today. That is because if there was research being done, it usually came with an agenda and a plan to prove either pro- or anti-gun results.
“A lot of what has occurred in the past 20, 30 years and what we know about guns is generally pretty stunted,” explained Jesenia Pizarro with ASU’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “Because there has not been a lot of public money going into this.”
Pizarro is now one of the 20 researchers working to fix that with a new $5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to get the facts.
Why do these stories always seem to have a Florida byline? . . .
A federal judge was arrested Tuesday night for threatening his ex-girlfriend with a gun in front of their son, authorities said.
According to an arrest report, the victim went to Timothy Robert Maher’s home in El Portal to pick up their son. The former couple has joint custody of their son.
Police said the two lived together for nearly four years before they separated in April.
Authorities said the victim texted Maher, 51, when she was outside his home.
He then came outside carrying their son on his left arm while he had a holstered pistol on his right hip, the report stated.
According to the report, Maher got close to his ex, shined a flashlight in her face and told her, “I’m going to show you what pain is about.”
“Guns are the most controversial subject in this country, especially California,” said Danielle Rudolph, retail sales director at Poway Weapons & Gear Range, while speaking at the Conservative Order for Good Government’s luncheon in Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday.
“We love responsible gun owners,” Rudolph said, claiming California’s new gun laws are making things “more dangerous” for those who follow the law.
“It’s kind of scary, how they are trying to get rid of more and more guns,” she said, citing how only 731 handgun models among the 3,500 on the market are on a state-approved roster. Rudolph said the year before 935 were on the roster.
There’s a printed copy of Cody Wilson’s Liberator code now available on Amazon. I bought a copy to see what it’s like and, well, it’s quite literally the code for the gun design. https://t.co/m9Hu6tUBKn pic.twitter.com/NDzVnqL6lt
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) August 16, 2018