Most shocking news of today: a Massachusetts legislator is opining on something about which he knows absolutely nothing.
Seems kind of like a pointless fight to me, because in the short time before Defense Distributed withdrew its post, hundreds of other websites had copied it. They still host the blueprints.
(Massachusetts legislator David) Linsky hadn’t realized that. When I showed some to him, he said, “I understand that some people might think that the genie is out of the bottle, but let’s put as much of that genie back into the bottle as we possibly can.”
But we can’t put the genies back. Today, once information is out, it’s out there forever. No government can pull it back.
Nevertheless, gun control advocates and the childish media will demand that “something be done!”
CNN warned, “Tomorrow morning, the sun will be shining, the birds will be singing and anyone will be able to legally download instructions to 3D-print their own fully functional plastic gun!”
I liked Blackman’s response:
“That happened. The world’s the same,” he said. “People are just fear-mongering.”
– John Stossel in Right to Print Arms
Legislator @RepDavidLinsky wants to ban 3D-printed guns. “You shouldn’t be able to make a gun in your own basement,” he says.
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) April 16, 2019