Those pushing for a disarmed populace have been conditioned to believe that effective restrictions on arms cannot be achieved without strong government censorship and control over information. The First and Second Amendments in the Bill of Rights reinforce each other and make restrictions on both free expression and the right to keep and bear arms difficult by design.
A protestor outside a San Diego area gun show articulated the protestors’ passion for government regulation that they believe will make them safe.
Protestors of the Del Mar Gun Show addressed the Fair Board on Tuesday afternoon with their newest concerns.
The protestors want the board to ban sellers of blueprints or anything else that can make 3D-printed guns.
Demonstrators say, “anyone can log on and download the plans to produce the guns. We have to regulate anything that is potentially dangerous. Period. The fact that the internet makes it easier to get these things makes it all the more necessary to have regulations in place.” …
On Tuesday, protestors encouraged the board to consider banning any person or business that promotes 3D-printed guns.
There have been books published about how to make guns for centuries. Americans have been doing just that since before the Revolutionary War. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was common for high school students to make guns as a shop project. A friend of mine made a small pistol using a sand-casting technique to make the frame. Another friend and I made a small replica cannon.
In an industrial society, guns are easily made with readily available common metal shapes. The Army published a manual on making pistols that are more capable than Defense Distributed’s 3D Liberator using hardware store parts.
The San Diego protestors want a government that controls all parts of life to give them an illusion of safety. Everything is potentially dangerous. According to the protestors, that means everything must be regulated by the government.
It is a concise summation of the Progressive vision of utopia.
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