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While this website stands at the center of the fight to defend and extend Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, we know full well just how easy it is to subvert any and all firearms laws. The video of the Batman-style grappling hook gun above, as well as the wide variety of firearms for sale at your local gun store, demonstrate the engineering talent available to gun guys around the country. But forget CAD-CAM and 3D printers. It’s easy enough to roll your own. Check this out . . .

And what about this story [via] on the “Dr. Frankenstein” of firearms, recently arrested for fabricating fully-automatic automatic GLOCKs and ARs and silencers and whatnot?

Police allege Bradley Michael Friesen, 37, was a gun expert who had been running a weapons workshop out of his rented property in the 21000-block of 95A Avenue.

Frankensteinian firearm. Allegedly. (courtesy

Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit B.C. called Friesen a “Dr. Frankenstein” of weapons who was commissioned to illegally alter firearms — including Glocks and machine guns — to silence them, increase their firepower or turn them from semi- to fully-automatic.

Friesen allegedly sold his gun parts — including Glock auto sears, switches and silencers — via the Internet and mail across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. . .

A Tuscon, Ariz. division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alerted the CFSEU to his activities in May and began surveillance shortly afterward, Houghton revealed at a news conference Thursday at RCMP E Division headquarters in Surrey.

Homemade silencers (courtesy

Police believe Friesen was selling to various gang and criminal organizations, but did not identify which ones.

Friesen was arrested without incident while camping with his five-year-old son in Osoyoos on July 17. Police say the boy was in the car seat with an unloaded sub-machine gun allegedly stored at his feet and gun parts underneath his car booster seat.


Also in Friesen’s possession were a fully-automatic assault rifle, one converted assault rifle, one sub-machine gun, 32 illegal Glock auto switches which can make the guns automatic, seven silencers and numerous ammunition magazines, many of which were altered to increase their firepower, say police.

Later, at his residence, police discovered another semi-automatic weapon, books on silencer manufacture, 10 additional silencers and other items. In total, 2500 rounds of ammunition were seized from various locations.

So rest assured that no one’s coming for your guns. Well, if/when they do, if things get that bad for liberty-loving supporters of firearms freedom, you can make your own gun. Can’t you?

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    • “In total, 2500 rounds of ammunition were seized from various locations.”

      After the shortages this is probably half to a quarter of what of what a gun owner with three firearms might have

      • Piker.

        I have more ammunition than that (mostly .22) stacked in the “range bag staging area” on the end of my workbench.

    • My understanding from a different article is they were 30 round magazines that had previously been pinned to 10 rounds and that Mr. Friessen had allegedly unpinned to return them to normal capacity.

      • Pinned to 5, not 10. Magazines for semi-auto centrefire rifles in Canada are limited to 5 rounds. And yes, it is an exceedingly idiotic law. Three penny rivets are all that stand between many decent Canadians and a long stay in jail.

  1. Yeah they alter magazines to hold mind control homing bullets. You fire them anywhere then think where you want them to go and they fly to your target. Duh….

    I know for one that I will sleep better tonight knowing that this person it off the streets….. LOL…

  2. I wish I was that HANDY…the government would be in trouble if maybe a small fraction of the 30000000 guns were converted to full auto 🙂

  3. Dude, other than selling to criminal gangs, this guy is AWESOME. He’d be a kickass dad. “Hey son, want go shoot suppressed GLOCK 18s?” (Edited for typo.)

    • “Police ‘BELIEVE’ Friesen was selling to various gang and criminal organizations,”
      They could be making it up to make themselves look better. I’m pretty sure full auto weapons in criminal gang hands would have made the news by now. Produce the evidence or it didn’t happen.

      • This ^

        The art of the press release. They can say they believe he was selling to evil flying pigs and gangs, anything to make arresting a guy that was breaking a law a little more palatable for public consumption. If it turns out he was just breaking some stupid law and selling to those who also thought the law was stupid, well, oh well. Besides, he might have been selling them to our fav California guy, Leland Yee.

      • Why would they need to fabricate the bit about selling to criminals? He had gun parts under a child’s car seat!!! That’s all I need to hear to know that this man is a remorseless inhuman monster. Sell to gangbangers and crooks all you want, but for god’s sake, keeping some pieces of metal under where your child sits? I think I can say without hyperbole that that is the worst crime ever perpetrated in human history.

    • If he was actually selling to gangs I’d assume they would have arrested some of these gang bangers trying to do a buy, or arrested them and they squealed, or they’d use the gunsmith here to set up a trap and nail some of them too. But they didn’t so I’m guessing this guy was a hobbyist.

  4. 2500 rnds from various locations sounds a little sketchy too. What locations? Were they even related to this situation? And they “believe” he was selling to criminal gangs? Well we have proof atf WAS too. Fast and furious. So who throws the first stone?

  5. Same story from a client’s Discovery – Tucson also includes Yuma, AZ cross-over. Southbound weapon/s intercepted, Informant/snitch/rat debriefs and trail leads back to Mr. Friesen. Freakin’ idjit!!! If you had just had the blessing of the Obama administration as a cut-out, you’d be rolling in the dough!.

    Most likely did a controlled buy, as well. Would love to see the BATFE agent’s name from that Discovery.


  6. Wow. All I can say is: Good business. In a SHTF situation, a select fire gun would be great, but the skills to make a firearm select fire would be better.

  7. I bet there are dozens if not hundreds of other guys around the country doing the same thing. This guy’s mistake: he couldn’t keep his mouth shut about it.

  8. We have more bonafide machinists, welders, and engineers per capita than any other country on the planet. Mind you, this is still more than 30 years after the start of the evisceration of our manufacturing sector. It wouldn’t be at all unreasonable to assume that these guys and gals could easily turn out Sterling sub machine guns by the crate if they really well and truly wanted to. Yes, making a quality gun takes time and finesse, and is its own skill set altogether. But that simply comes with practice. And if there’s anything someone like Mr. Friesen has, it’s all the time and patience (and metal) in the world. Politicians and their sycophantic mouth-pieces are chose to conveniently ignore or simply grossly underestimate the ingenuity of people on a mission.

    Oh, and they’re definitely coming for your guns.

    Fmr. President William J. Clinton does.

    “And we should — then every community in the country could then start doing major weapon sweeps and then destroying the weapons, not selling them.”

    “When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans …And so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it. That’s what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we’re going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities.” – MTV’s “Enough is Enough!”, 22 March, 1994

    “We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans…” – USA Today, 11 March, 1993, pg. 2A

    “If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.” – 12 August, 1993

    “You know the one thing that’s wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.” – From his speech in Philadelphia PA City Hall Courtyard, 28 May, 1993

    “There is no reason for anyone in this country – anyone except a police officer or military person – to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns.” – While signing The Brady Bill, 1993

    “The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.” – MTV, 1993

    “I feel very strongly about it [the Brady Bill]. I think – I also associate myself with the other remarks of the Attorney General. I think it’s the beginning. It’s not the end of the process by any means.” – 11 August, 1993

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D – CA) does.

    “Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.” – Associated Press, 18 November, 1993.

    “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them; “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,” I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.” – 60 Minutes on CBS, 5 February, 1995, speaking specifically about so-called “assault weapons”

    “The National Guard fulfills the militia mentioned in the Second amendment. Citizens no longer need to protect the states or themselves.”

    Senator Frank Launtenberg (D – NJ) did.

    “We have other legislation that all of you are aware that I have been so active on, with my colleagues here, and that is to shut down the gun shows.”

    He died in 2013.

    Fmr. Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D – OH) did.

    “No, we’re not looking at how to control criminals … we’re talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns.” – Constitution Subcommittee, 2 February, 1989

    “I don’t care about crime, I just want to get the guns.”

    “What good does it do to ban some guns. All guns should be banned.”

    He died in 2008.

    Fmr. Representative Charles Pashayan (R – CA) does.

    “All of this has to be understood as part of a process leading ultimately to a treaty
    that will give an international body power over our domestic laws.”
    – United Nations Small Arms Conference, 2001

    Fmr. Senator John Chafee (R – RI) did.

    “I shortly will introduce legislation banning the sale, manufacture or possession of handguns (with exceptions for law enforcement and licensed target clubs)… . It is time to act. We cannot go on like this. Ban them!” – Minneapolis Star Tribune pg. 31A, 15 June, 1992.

    He died in 1999.

    Then-Senator (now Vice President) Joe “Buckshot” Biden (D – DE) does.

    “Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.” – Associated Press, 11 November, 1993

    Representative Jan Schakowski (D – IL) does.

    “I believe…..this is my final word……I believe that I’m supporting the Constitution of the United States which does not give the right for any individual to own a handgun….” – Recorded 25 June, 2000 by Matt Beauchamp

    “We want everything on the table. This is a moment of opportunity. There’s no question about it…We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.” – The Global Dispatch, 12 March, 2013. – Interview by Jason Mattera

    Fmr. Representative Major Owens (D – NY) did.

    “We have to start with a ban on the manufacturing and import of handguns. From there we register the guns which are currently owned, and follow that with additional bans and acquisitions of handguns and rifles with no sporting purpose.”

    “Mr. Speaker, my bill prohibits the importation, exportation, manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, possession, or transportation of handguns and handgun ammunition. It establishes a 6-month grace period for the turning in of handguns.” – Congressional Record, 10 November, 1993

    He died in 2013.

    Representative Bobby Rush (D – IL) does.

    “My staff and I right now are working on a comprehensive gun-control bill. We don’t have all the details, but for instance, regulating the sale and purchase of bullets. Ultimately, I would like to see the manufacture and possession of handguns banned except for military and police use. But that’s the endgame. And in the meantime, there are some specific things that we can do with legislation.”

    Fmr. Representative Craig Anthony Washington (D – TX) does.

    “This is not all we will have in future Congresses, but this is a crack in the door. There are too many handguns in the hands of citizens. The right to keep and bear arms has nothing to do with the Brady Bill.” – Mark-up hearing on The Brady Bill, 10 April, 1991

    Fmr. Massachusetts State Governor and State House Representative Michael Dukakis (D) does.

    “I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.”

    Fmr. Representative Henry Waxman (D – CA) does.

    “If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all.”

    Fmr. Representative William Lacy Clay, Sr. (D – MO) does.

    “The Brady Bill is the minimum step Congress should take…we need much stricter gun control, and eventually should bar the ownership of handguns, except in a few cases.” – St. Louis Dispatch, 6 May, 1991

    Senator Charles Ellis Schumer (D – NY) does.

    “We’re here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true! … We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We’re going to beat guns into submission!” – NBC Nightly News, 30 November, 1993

    Representative Shiela Jackson Lee (D – TX) does.

    “I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns.”

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) does.

    “I’m personally all for taxing guns to pay for health care coverage.”

    Vermont State Senator Mary Ann Carlson (D) does.

    “We must be able to arrest people before they commit crimes. By registering guns and knowing
    who has them we can do that. If they have guns they are pretty likely to commit a crime.”

    Colorado State Senator (and Majority Leader) John Morse (D) does.

    “People who own guns are essentially a sickness in our souls who must be cleansed.”

    New Jersey State Senators Loretta Weinberg, Sandra Cunningham, and Linda Greenstein all do.

    “We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate… They don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.”

    Fmr. California State Senator Leeland Yee (D) does.

    “It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.” – CBS San Francisco, 20 May, 2012, before he was arrested and charged with gun-trafficking, taking bribes, money laundering, and official corruption on 24 March, 2014.

    Fmr. United States Attorney General Janet “Waco” Reno does.

    “Gun registration is not enough.” – On ABC’s “Good Morning America”, 10 December, 1993

    “Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.”

    Fmr. Director of the ATF John Magaw does.

    “The truth is, [handguns] are used to assassinate people, to kill people, because they are very easily concealed, you can drop them in any pocket.” – When interviewed by ABC’s Day One correspondent John McKenzie.

    Boston Police Commissioner William Evans does.

    “Having long guns – rifles and shotguns – especially here in the city of Boston, I think we should have, as the local authority, some say in the matter. For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.” – Boston Public Radio, 23 July, 2013

    Fmr. New York City Police Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy did.

    “We are at the point in time and terror where nothing short of a strong uniform policy of domestic disarmament will alleviate the danger which is crystal clear and perilously present. Let us take the guns away from the people. Exemptions should be limited to the military, the police, and those licensed for good and sufficient reasons. And I would look forward to the day when it would not be necessary for the policeman to carry a sidearm.”

    He died in 2011.

    Fmr. San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara does.

    “My experience as a street cop suggests that most merchants should not have guns. But I feel even stronger about the average person having them…most homeowners…simply have no need to own guns.”

    East Palo Alto Police Detective Rod Tuason does.

    “Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night. Should’ve pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them makes a furtive movement … 2 weeks off!!!”

    He is currently being investigated for ethics violations.

    Branford, Connecticut Police Officer Joseph Peterson does.

    “I [would] give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun.” Those are his exact words to a long-time “friend” of his . . .

    Connecticut Superior Court Judge Robert C. Brunetti does.

    “No one in this country should have guns. I never return guns.”

    Connecticut Superior Court Judge Edward Mullarkey does, too.

    “Those who support the Second Amendment should be ashamed.”

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) does.

    “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.” – New York Times, 21 December, 2012

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel does.

    “We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.”

    Fmr. Stockton, CA Mayor Barbara Fass does.

    “I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about. Is that it will happen one very small step at a time so that by the time, um, people have woken up, quote, to what’s happened, it’s gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the banning of semi-assault military weapons that are military weapons, not household weapons, is the first step.”

    Deborah Prothrow-Stith, of the Office of Government and Community Programs and the Community Violence Prevention Project at the Harvard School of Public Health, does.

    “My own view on gun control is simple: I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anybody would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned.”

    Chester M. Pierce, Fmr. Harvard psychiatrist, does.

    “Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international child of the future.” – Speaking as an “expert” in public education, 1973 International Education Seminar

    Fmr. Chancellor of Boston University John Silber did.

    “I don’t believe anybody has a right to own any kind of a firearm. I believe in order to obtain a permit to own a firearm, that person should undergo an exhaustive criminal background check. In addition, an applicant should give up his right to privacy and submit his medical records for review to see if the person has ever had a problem with alcohol, drugs or mental illness . . . The Constitution doesn’t count!”

    He died in 2012.

    Sarah Brady, fmr. Chairman of Handgun Control Inc. (now The Brady Campaign) does.

    “…I don’t believe gun owners have rights.” – Hearst Newspapers, October 1997

    “The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I’m just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough.” – 1 July, 1988

    “We must get rid of all the guns.” – Speaking on behalf of HCI, with Sheriff Jay Printz (of Printz v. U.S. fame no less!), “The Phil Donahue Show”, September, 1994

    “The only reason for guns in civilian hands is for sporting purposes.” – Tampa Tribune, 21 October, 1991

    James Brady, husband of Sarah Brady, did.

    “For target shooting, that’s okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that’s why we have police departments.” – Parade Magazine, 26 June, 1994

    He died in 2014.

    Nelson T. “Pete” Shields, Sarah Brady’s predecessor at HCI, does.

    “Our ultimate goal – total control of handguns in the United States – is going to take time…The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced…The second problem is to get handguns registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of handguns and all handgun ammunition –except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors– totally illegal.” – The New Yorker Magazine, 26 July, 1976, pg. 53F

    Josh Sugarmann, Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center, does.

    “Americans are ready to hate somebody, and it’s going to be the gun industry.” – Newsweek Magazine, 16 ay, 1994

    “The word ‘hate’ is a very carefully chosen word. There’s got to be a real sense of revulsion and disgust. People are looking for someone to blame, someone who’s the cause of their problems, and it should be the gun industry. These guys are the living embodiment of the slogan, ‘Guns don’t kill people-people kill people’. They’re complete mercenaries.” – The New American Magazine, 13 June, 1994

    “A gun-control movement worthy of the name would insist that President Clinton move beyond his proposals for controls … and immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act … [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns.”

    Michael K. Beard, Fmr President of The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, does.

    “Our goal is to not allow anybody to buy a handgun. In the meantime, we think there ought to be strict licensing and regulation.” – The Washington Times, 9 December, 1993

    Time Magazine does.

    “As you probably know by now, Time’s editors, in the April 13 issue, took a strong position in support of an outright ban on handguns for private use.” – Letter to the NRA, 24 April, 1981

    The New York Times does.

    “The only way to discourage the gun culture is to remove the guns from the hands and shoulders of people who are not in the law enforcement business.” – Unsigned editorial, 24 September, 1975

    The Washington Post does.

    “The sale, manufacture, and possession of handguns ought to be banned…We do not believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual the right to keep them.” – “Legal Guns Kill Too”, 5 November, 1999

    Michael Gartner, Fmr. President of NBC News, does.

    “There is no reason for anyone in this country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.”
    USA Today, “Glut of Guns: What Can We Do About Them?”, 16 January, 1992

    Charles Krauthammer, a nationally syndicated columnist, does.

    “In fact, the assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea . . . . Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.” – From “Disarm the Citizenry. But Not Yet.”, The Washington Post, 5 April, 1996

    “I have no problem in principle with gun control. Congress enacted (and I supported) an assault weapons ban in 1994. The problem was: It didn’t work. (So concluded a University of Pennsylvania study commissioned by the Justice Department.) The reason is simple. Unless you are prepared to confiscate all existing firearms, disarm the citizenry and repeal the Second Amendment, it’s almost impossible to craft a law that will be effective.” – From “The root of mass-murder.”, The Washington Post, 20 December, 2012

    Molly Ivan, another nationally syndicated columnist, does.

    “Ban the damn things. Ban them all. You want protection? Get a dog.” – 19 July, 1994

    “Professor” Dean Morris, Director of the Law Enforcement Assistance Association does.

    “I am one who believes that as a first step, the United States should move expeditiously to disarm the civilian population, other than police and security officers, of all handguns, pistols, and revolvers…No one should have the right to anonymous ownership or use of a gun.”

    J. Elliot Corbett, Secretary of the National Council for Responsible Firearms Policy, does.

    “We are now supporting the President’s bill which provides stringent restrictions on rifles and shotguns. We shall also get behind the bill which provides for national registration and licensing. I personally believe handguns should be outlawed.” – 17 June, 1968

    “Handguns should be outlawed. Our organization will probably take this stand in time but we are not anxious to rouse the opposition before we get the other legislation passed.” – Interviewed for the Washington Evening Star, 19 September, 1969

    Rosie O’Donnell does.

    “I think there should be a law — and I know this is extreme — that no one can have a gun in the U.S. If you have a gun, you go to jail. Only the police should have guns.” – Ottawa Sun, 29 April, 1999

    “I don’t care if you want to hunt, I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say, sorry, you are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison.” – The Rosie O’Donnell Show, 19 April, 1999.

    The American Civil “Liberties” Union does.

    “We urge passage of federal legislation … to prohibit … the private ownership and possession of handguns.” – National ACLU Policy #47, adopted by its Board of Directors in Semptember, 1976

    The United Nations does.

    “Tighten controls on the gun trade in the United States and other member nations.” – UN Disarmament Commission

    Poughkeepsie, NY Mayor John Tkayik (R) knows the truth.

    “I’m no longer a member of MAIG. Why? It did not take long to realize that MAIG’s agenda was much more than ridding felons of illegal guns; that under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens.”

    He is currently running for New York State Senator, 41st District.

    Sioux City, MO Mayor Bob Scott knows the truth, too.

    “I was never an active member. They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.”

    So does Madeira Beach, FL Mayor Patricia Shontz.

    “I am withdrawing because I believe the MAIG is attempting to erode all gun ownership, not just illegal guns. Additionally, I have learned that the MAIG may be working on issues which conflict with legal gun ownership. It appears the MAIG has misrepresented itself to the Mayors of America and its citizens. This is gun control, not crime prevention.”

    Nashua, NH Mayor Donnalee Lozeau knows.

    “I simply cannot be part of an organization that chooses this course of action instead of cooperatively working with those that have proven over a lifetime of work their true intentions.”

    Edgewood, KY Mayor John D. Link found out.

    “Sometime ago, I attended a meeting with many city officials from throughout the United States. At this meeting there was a table with the title “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.” Not wanting illegal guns, I signed the form not knowing what kind of spin would ensue. As it turned out, I was against the 2nd amendment, etc. I have since been removed from the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” movement. On our city website I have a letter to all stating my position. I’m not against the NRA, guns, or hunting, and never will be.”

    Oldmans Township, NJ Mayor Harry Moore knows better now.

    “It is simply unconscionable that this coalition, under your [Michael Bloomberg’s] leadership, would call for a repeal of the Shelby/Tiahrt amendment that helps to safeguard criminal investigations and the lives of law enforcement officers, witnesses, and others by restricting access to firearms trace data solely to law enforcement. How anyone, least of all a public official, could be willing to sacrifice such a law enforcement lifeline in order to gain an edge in suing an industry they have political differences with is repugnant to me. The fact that your campaign against this protective language consisted of overheated rhetoric, deception, and falsehoods is disturbing.”

    I could go on literally for days and days, listing pages upon pages of people saying exactly how and why they’re coming for our guns. Not a single bit of it could ever be supported, defended, or refuted by them, either.

    • All very interesting, but you realize this guy was in Canada, right? The dateline of the article was listed as VANCOUVER, B.C. (British Columbia). He was caught due to his cross-border activities, but it sounds like most of the stuff was found in Canada.

      The references to the LE organizations and a “Ministry of…” also lead me to believe that he was Canadian, eh?

  9. His son was in the car with an unloaded weapon and a pile of gun parts? OH THE HUMANITY! It’s a miracle those parts didn’t assemble themselves, load the SMG, and go on a killing spree all on their own.

    • They aren’t bad but pretty much anything is more comfortable than a STEN. Even a homebrew closed bolt PCC is way more comfy.

  10. What we need is more people like Orion’s Hammer from “weaponeer”; he found a way to make a bolt by bolting sections of steel together, so that all “machining” required could be done with a hacksaw and a drill, and made a rather functional blowback pistol using the design. Just about any gun can be built if you have the time, some form of tool, and the right knowledge… The problem is that time and tools are expensive, and not many people know how to make and heat treat small parts

  11. A free people should have the right to keep and bear arms. According to our Constitution in the USA, this is a RIGHT, NOT a privilege, although our politicians are increasingly moving and campaigning to abolish that right, and thus, freedom! When I read comments from our own politicians saying that rights should essentially be removed because it “inhibits” their ability to govern the people, I feel mortified and sad that any such person holds a place of office in a country that is supposed to be free and even more concerned that this person is someone responsible for upholding our Constitution! I have found that most people who are opposed to the freedom of owning firearms are either misinformed as to the actual purpose and function of the freedom to own firearms or are not concerned at all or educated about the implications of a society without the ability to protect itself. These individuals fail to consider that regardless of whether an individual has a gun or not, if they desire to do harm to others they will do it one way or another, whether it be with a knife, a vehicle, or other means. Moreover, I have had the experience that many people are motivated to support anti-gun legislation based entirely on emotional grounds and without properly assessing the merits and risks of such an endeavor. History has shown us that an unarmed society is one comprised of victims and tyrants. The old statement that guns do not kill people but people kill people may be old but stands true nevertheless. IF we are to REMAIN free and have any chance at gaining the freedom we have lost in this country already, people must STOP giving up their rights for a little temporary safety and STAND UP for DANGEROUS FREEDOM! If we do not STAND UP we will all fall together and have neither safety or freedom at all. This is the lesson history has taught us if one takes the time to look and learn…Unfortunately, history seems to be the one lesson people tend to never learn from but oft repeat. I truly believe that if more Americans were to honestly and sincerely evaluate and consider just what their ancestors and family members before them had sacrificed to have the RIGHT to be free, they would be far more motivated to GET UP and stand against its death. Freedom of the people is a major part of what made this country great, but the PEOPLE themselves who STOOD UP against the oppressors to fight and ensure it was so for themselves and their future generations is the LEGACY that constitutes America’s greatness in FULL. It is with sadness that I look to my own generation and see people seemingly aloof of the fall and decline of this great country’s legacy and the people who fought and gave their life to make it that way. I am reminded of the comment by Benjamin Franklin, who said to the woman who asked him of what type of government they had agreed on for the people, “…a republic…If you can keep it!” There could be no statement more true than that, especially in times such as these when our Republic is no longer so and our freedom is fading fast away. When our own elected officials openly demean the article upon which their office depends and owes its very existence to (the constitution, for those who do not know), and who amass their efforts against that debt and the people it represents, then we have for ourselves tyrants, liars, and thieves as our representatives! Strong words because the actions these men take embody the meaning those words convey! When our own US Presidents can stand and speak in public, words against the very same, to the order of such treachery as declaring that the people should be governed by their government than I say that that government is NOT a government for the people by the people but one that is a government against the people by a group of tyrants! I speak of the quote from William Clinton where he proclaimed that…“If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.” – 12 August, 1993. Just this statement alone is enough evidence to prove that this man has no allegiance with freedom or the people who fought and died to buy her, preserve her, and uphold her for others at all costs. No man has any right to subjugate his will over another simply by virtue of having their power inhibited by the others’ freedom! What is most sad here today, however, is not that these men are doing what they are or even that they are in position where they are-although that is a cause for sadness and a symptom of the real cause as a whole-but that the people of today act as they don’t care or they are too busy or uninformed to stand up and in so doing, do something about it! Our youth have become estranged from the true value of freedom and our citizens have become passive concerning things that should have had them up in arms straight away. History beckons out to teach important lessons to those who will listen and learn…Sadly though, history is comprised of lessons often repeated but rarely learned. It is for these reasons among many others that make it necessary for those who do have freedom in their hearts to do all they can to preserve her. At the rate we are going now the darkness is fast closing upon the day, and the lesson of history concerning the loss of a people’s freedom cries out for people to listen so as to avoid the cold and dark painful night of tyranny…She cries out for a people free to remember when they were not so and to recollect the loss and misery and death of those who traveled the road to oppression before them and the cries of those who gave so much to bring us through it to a better place. Our ancestors before us, I truly believe, had they seen what is ongoing today with “our” government, would have already had their arms in hand, beliefs in their hearts, and their feet on the battleground to defend the value of that which is priceless and for which so much has been given! I ask all who read this to ask themselves how much their respective family has given and sacrificed so that we would have personal freedom in this land. Do you even know? If not, call up history and let her tell you the tale of hardship, loss, pain, and death so that their future family could escape the very same and have a life of freedom. All of this must be considered and should be known so as to know the full cost of what is today so casually being thrown aside. This matter is so much more than just our right to own guns…It is about our right to live free and be free with all prejudice against tyranny and those who would come to exert their will over you and yours even at the expense of your very life. Our right to be free entails in it a right to protect that freedom and ourselves, our family, and our property…Without this there is nothing to stop the armed force of oppression which stands at the door already threatening to take everything we have. Having guns is an integral part of freedom which cannot be severed from being free for the man who cannot stand his ground and keep what is his is not a free man. I would also like to say that the attack on our freedom is not solely at the shores of the Second Amendment but is ever burgeoning to other frontiers. One such place is at our rights to private property. This essential right is also being attacked on nearly every front without anywhere near the amount of voices to protest it though it affects us all. Private property insofar as land is concerned is almost no more than a lease from the government who plays arbiter and land lord of the land. An example can be seen in that there are numerous and excessive fines and permits necessary to do what one would do on their own land…Even with things as frivolous as cutting down a tree or adding a small lawn shed or the sort. Just the fact that one would have to be “permitted” by the government to do on his own property that which he wills is an undeniable and unacceptable constraint to private property. Moreover, if you truly believe that you in fact own your property, that is your land holdings, I invite you to neglect your taxes for a few years on the said land and in no time at all you will see who the true owner of that land is. Private property is a necessary element to a free people which today is being threatened on many fronts and people who care for freedom should be aware of this and speak the truth always and stand up for their rights. Property taxes may be many things, but making the ownership of your property contingent upon your repeated payment of these debts to the government is an absolute affront to freedom and private property. If it is not an element of Socialism defined I would wonder what else it could be! Finally, I would like to remember that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Let us hope and pray that that will not be the case and that good men will arise and stand strong for true liberty and freedom for all people.

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