Ineffective Screeching

Everytown for Gun Safety is not happy about Cody Wilson’s recent court victory and have started a campaign asking its members to write Secretary Pompeo to encourage him to “stop the release of downloadable files that will allow people, including convicted felons and terrorists, to make untraceable guns on their 3D printers.”

Image courtesy of the Anarchopirateball Facebook page.

It’s fun watching a gun control organization screech ineffectively. There is literally no way that any government official can stop the release of something that has already been released. Cody Wilson didn’t sit on the files he used to print the original Liberator, he released them to the Internet and a lot of people, myself included, downloaded a copy. Even if Pompeo could issue a decree to make downloading and sharing the files illegal, it wouldn’t stop the file’s proliferation. As we’ve seen with other illegal content, namely pirated music and movies, laws have no power to stop illegal downloading. The battle against the spread of 3D printer files for firearms is a battle that cannot be won.

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  1. ‘Untraceable’. hahaha
    What they mean is unenforceable.

    In the hearing with Sec. Pompeo, first Sen. Menendez, then another Senator mentioned this. They presented it as the President ‘allowing’ the ‘arming of terrorists’. Menendez included mention of ‘domestic’ terrorists. Infidel, that’s me and you.

    Since when are the pearl clutchers at all concerned about being able to trace small arms used by, say Hamas? Nope, they are trying their best to conflate the real issue which is the people having access to arms without the gov knowledge.

    Apparently, they think a perceived risk (of arming terrorists with 3D printed firearms) is greater than the real threat (of curtailing a Constitutionally protected right). What a bunch of horse muck.

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