“Public safety threat.” Uh huh. You keep trying to stop that signal, pal . . .
Lately, Barger has been extra vigilant about the kinds of things people are hoping to create here.
“Our staff is always monitoring. If we see anything that even looks like a gun, we’re going to stop the person,” he said.
Barger hasn’t had to do that yet, but he says the company makes its policy clear to new users: don’t even try.
“If you’re going to 3D print any parts of a gun, since people are coming in here and using our equipment to print, we then have a liability,” he said.
People who work in the 3D printing industry in Philadelphia and around the country are taking action against 3D-printed guns.
They’re all for free speech as long as they happen to agree with it . . .
Shopify has reversed course on their commitment to free speech, effectively implementing a commercial de-platforming of gun companies on their site. Landing a gut-punch to free speech and the Second Amendment, the massive Canada-based commerce platform serving some 600,000-plus merchants abruptly shifted policy to include bans on dozens of guns and gun-related products, including DIY kits and gun blueprints.
Shopify revised their Acceptable Use Policy on Monday to include a sales embargo on certain semi-automatic firearms, unfinished lower receivers, unserialized firearms, magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds, and many more products (view the list, here).
In a press release to The Daily Wire, Florida-based gun manufacturer Spike’s Tactical said “the new rules will essentially shut down the sale of guns, gun parts and accessories over the internet by retailers who use Shopify.”
“This decision will have significant ramifications to our business and should concern every online retailer and Second Amendment supporter,” warned Spike’s Tactical GM Cole Leleux.
Caught red-handed. Literally . . .
Las Vegas Metropolitan police said the man shot and killed by a sergeant on Wednesday while he was stabbing a woman, was armed with an eight-inch butcher knife at the time of the shooting.
The department received multiple calls on Aug. 8 about a man trying to kill his wife, Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said in a press conference on Monday. Three officers and a sergeant were assigned to respond, including Sgt. Daniella Cino, who was first on scene at 5350 East Tropicana Avenue.
Police said the suspect, identified as William Fuller, was on top of a woman, attacking her. Cino ordered him multiple times to get off her.
Shadenfreudelicious . . .
A Fulton County judge has denied an injunction request by six Georgia professors to prohibit the state’s contentious campus carry law, which allows licensed gun owners to carry a firearm on some parts of public college campuses.
Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams wrote in her ruling her decision had nothing to do with the merits of the complaint. Instead, she wrote, “because the State has not waived sovereign immunity, and, to the extent Plaintiffs claims could be sustained against Defendants in their individual capacities, official immunity would bar such claims.”
The ruling was filed Thursday.
Democrats heart gun control…and now they’re happy to run on that fact . . .
Candidates across the country and allied outside groups are seizing on the issue of guns in advertising this election cycle, but with a twist: More spots now promote gun control than oppose it.
That messaging represents a reversal from the last midterm cycle in 2014 and even 2016, when the combined total of pro-gun-rights spots in governors, House and Senate races eclipsed those touting restrictions on guns, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from Kantar Media.
The shift follows a rash of mass shootings, including the killing of 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School six months ago Tuesday.