Quislings. You can smell them from a mile away. And in a story that escaped notice the first time, NRA board member Tom King spoke publicly calling the time-honored tradition of Americans making their own guns at home a “growing problem” that could be “turning into a criminal enterprise.”
Tom King also serves as the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
With friends like that, who needs Everytown and the Brady Campaign?
…The head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said the sale of ghost guns is a growing problem.
“These ’80 percent’ guns are providing a way for prohibited people to buy a firearm,” Tom King of the NYSRPA said, referring to people who don’t have a gun permit or are otherwise prohibited from possessing a gun.
He said self-assembled guns provide a way for competition shooters to make a custom-fitted firearm. Such weapons should have serial numbers and be registered — and any new legislation should consider such a provision, he said. But it appears increasingly, King said, people trying to evade the law are the ones buying and selling self-assembled weapons.
“It appears what was meant to be something for competitive shooters and serious shooters to build their own unique firearm may be turning into a criminal enterprise,” King said.
As if the National Rifle Association didn’t already have enough problems. Now they have a(nother) board member advocating for more gun control. Including gun laws banning everyday Americans from building their own guns at home – something that has been perfectly legal without regulation since before the nation’s founding.