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The Brady Campaign for Civilian Disarmament to Prevent Gun Violence has sued the Trump administration over the State Department’s decision to pull its opposition to publishing 3-D gun plans.

“The Trump Administration must explain to the public why it chose to reverse longstanding State Department policy opposing publication of blueprints, and decide to allow terrorists and other dangerous people to make undetectable, untraceable guns with 3-D printers in complete anonymity.”

– Brady president Kris Brown in Brady Center sues Trump administration over 3D gun blueprints.

Apparently, no one has told the Brady Bunch about

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  1. Not that anyone takes them seriously at face value but the printed gun tech is really not the threat to life and limb they claim it is. It’s more a threat to political parties and laws. In a few years the tech might advance to a stage where a lower or frame could be printed that holds up well enough for someone to use as a duty gun but that’s not the case today, with a few exceptions at high cost.

    Of course it’s amusing to see them aghast at freedom in the purest form.

    • It’s a code-word. “3D Printed guns” = “Unlicensed Gunsmithing”

      This is their workaround to resistance to Universal Background Checks, and if the re-branding of “assault weapons” as “bump stocks/every semi-auto” is any indication, it’s a very dangerous tactic. If every gun made must legally go through an FFL…voila, every gun in common circulation is on file somewhere after enough time. Sure, subsequent face-to-face transactions could leave a gap, but unless the gun changes hands multiple times that way, the trail can still be easily followed, and legal penalties imposed efficiently during the inevitable confiscations.

      I really wish the gun-media folks would stop harping on the novelty of 3D printing –doing the gun-banners’ jobs for them– and instead hammer home that the practice is not one whit different than any other form of personal fabrication of firearms, be it with routers, welders, mills, or presses. Harping on this one aspect of banning personal fabrication makes the policy seem limited in scope, when it is in fact incredibly far reaching & can cover *anything that can be made into a gun as well as the knowledge to do so*

      Again, if the federal bump-stock ban is any indication, a huge portion of gun owners (and nearly all non-gun owners) lack the technical knowledge and legal savvy to see the danger, and would endure or even SUPPORT such a ban on “3D Printing Guns” if it were promoted by the hair pile in the White House.

  2. Why does everything have to be so hard, so complicated?

    Just tell terrorists they can’t make 3-D guns, and stuff.

    There, that does it; fixed it.

    • Re: Sam I Am

      Why in the bejesus haven’t you told me this advice sooner. Okay you commies…er I mean leftnits we the people want our gazillion capacity magazines back. Now we’re getting somewhere.

      • “Why in the bejesus haven’t you told me this advice sooner.”

        Well, I thought it was so intuitive that I couldn’t possibly be the only one who knew how to do this. My bad.

        • I think that you are on the right track, but you’re not using enough vision.

          Of course, we should make it illegal for terrorists to make and use 3-D printed guns; That, however, is only part of the problem! We should ALSO make it illegal for terrorists to terrorize. While we’re at it, we should make it illegal to kill other people without just cause, or to hurt them, or take their stuff, or go into their houses and stuff to take their stuff, or to blow their stuff up, or burn it, or anything like that.

          If we could, after we tell terrorists not to terrorize, we should tell pretty much everybody that it’s illegal to do bad things to other people and their stuff. Once we make bad things illegal, that should take care of things that are bad, because nobody would do bad things to other people and their stuff if they just knew that it was illegal.

          –“A Survivor.”

        • “I think that you are on the right track, but you’re not using enough vision.”

          You are like, uuuhhhmm, you know, totally awesome. I never thought about making it illegal to do bad things. Fortunately, we have social media where the president could, like, you know, make an announcement that makes bad things illegal, and tell people they can’t do them. Totally. Like, wow.

          You duh man! (person? human?)

    • Isn’t that a thing from ‘Star Trek’? I mean, they were ALWAYS running into ‘singularities’ and ‘black holes’ and ‘energy beings’ and really pretty girls with awful skin conditions, weren’t they?

      • “Isn’t that a thing from ‘Star Trek’? I mean, they were ALWAYS running into ‘singularities’ and ‘black holes’ and ‘energy beings’ and really pretty girls with awful skin conditions, weren’t they?”


  3. I always love the ‘other’ thrown in to these kinds of demands…..

    “and other dangerous people ”

    We aren’t going to be more specific than that so that we can later change what we mean by ‘dangerous.’

  4. Having a loved one who was murdered doesn’t trump my gun civil rights. The families of murder victims want to disarm the civilian population, just like Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin or most recently Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

    These families of murder victims are just as dangerous to the Bill of Rights, as any Socialist Progressive Liberal.

  5. Trump tries to appease the anti-gunners and they are *still* suing him. Now he’s got anti-gunners and potg that hate him. 2020 is not looking good.

    • Unfortunately, from knowing many of the people that worked on the series and film, they didn’t ‘get’ the theme of their own work… in short, they think they- you know, the people that want conservatives silenced and the populace disarmed- are the browncoats.

      • Joss Whedon confuses the heck out of me. In his writing he demonstrates a crystal clear understanding of why conservative ideas are so fundamental to liberty, then in real life vociferously and vigorously expresses absolute hatred and contempt for those ideas. It’s almost like he’s two completely different people.

  6. Does anybody know the NRA’s position on 3D printed (or just plain home-built) firearms? Seems like the sort of thing those Fudds would happily blindside us with at this point, that Trump would be cool with banning after a high-profile pulling of his heart strings, and there *is* a DNC-sponsored bill to ban these things floating around as we speak…

    • I don’t know – but it’s not hard to guess. It’s another application of 2A and 1A that LaPierre and the boys would love to hand over to the Socialists.

    • Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if regulating it to death was attempted especially in Cuomoland but also wouldn’t surprise me if said regulations were largely ignored.

  7. Terrorists; “Say, you know what’s better than an AK-47? A single shot .380 that is the size of a brick and has plastic springs.”

    Seems likely.

    • Why would they bother when they can go to “Crazy Omar’s” and buy a shipping container of AKs, RPGs, Makarovs, a few SVDs, and a few PKMs and DSHKs for the bed of the pickup, along with ammunition and accessories? All paid for by protection rackets, drug dealing, kidnapping for ransom, stealing antiquities, and other methods.

  8. Brady Campaign Wants to Keep 3D Guns From ‘Terrorists and Other Dangerous People

    “And hillbillies want to be called ‘sons of the soil’, but it ain’t never gonna happen.” – Dr. Hibbard

  9. The Brady Campaign, as with others like them, alsways want to ban something that they would never do. It’s always to stop someone else.
    Another thing these groups do is to demand a justification to not ban something. How’s that again? Here the lawsuit demands the administration justify why this shouldn’t be banned. That’s backwards. It’s on the Brady Campaign to present their reasoning, present the facts, and prove their case.

  10. “15th Century Nobility Wants to Keep the Printing Press From ‘Peasants and Other Dangerous People’ ”

    Elites never really change their stripes…

  11. Of course the Brady bunch defines anyone who disagrees with their position as “terrorists or other dangerous persons”. Catch 22.

  12. Too late. All the plans and blueprints you’ll ever need are already out there on the internet. This is all just pissin’ in the wind.

  13. The NRA might as well turn against 3D. Trum is against it, it doesn’t juve with their beloved background checks, they’ve already alienated any RKBA fundanentalist who was paying attention, and Cody Wilson is out of action so he won’t be able to make fun of them.

    • Defense Distributed is still very much in the game. Wilson resigned as CEO and Paloma Heindorff took over. They’re still in business as far as I know.

      • Yep. I don’t know, the new CEO doesn’t seen as vocal. Wilson wasn’t perfect, let himself drink the orange kool ade a bit

  14. I just took one of my guns and disassembled it and made molds of each part. Melted some steel and poured it in the molds and viola had a gun! No 3 d prints necessary.

  15. Making an item out of steel.. with computerized blueprints… requires a CNC capable machine shop that would cost at least a few hundred thousand Bazooka Joe Comics…. wouldn’t it be easier to just buy a stolen gun if you were up to no good?

    • I can borrow time in such a shop in about 3 states. One I keep getting invited to. Aluminum is way easier. And there are people who 3D print but have no desire to weld or mill. You’re not going to impress them by firing up a “big sideways drill press”, but pull off a 3D printing project; that’s hip. It makes sense, if you can get what you want while wearing shower sandals and gym shorts instead of PPE, why not?

      It’s never going to be a major part of crime, but it opens up different options to different people, and it will continue as the price of little soft alloy mills and 3D printers drops.


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