Thursday, June 23, 2016

Now people are starting to ask the right questions

What Will Gun Controllers Do When Americans Ignore an ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban?



The answer, of course, is all day, every day, and twice on Sundays. 


"So, the government somehow defines "assault weapons" in a meaningful way and bans sales of new ones. How is that going to be effective given the millions of disfavored weapons already in circulation? That includes roughly 8 million AR-15-style rifles alone—out of somewhere north of 300 million firearms in general. It's not like they're going anywhere."


I still feel that the 300 million number is extremely conservative given the number of firearms that have been sold in the past few years alone.  Of course the author is right in that no branch of government was able to  define the term "assault rifle" in a "meaningful way".  Just look at how arbitrary the "bayonet lug" or the "shoulder thing that goes up" were or what the SBR brace is now. 


Here is the "ah ha"" moment of the ease of nullification that needs to be imparted loud and clear to the disarmament folks:


"People have been 3D-printing AR-15 lower receivers (the parts legally classified as a firearm) for years. More durable receivers are CNC-milled by hobbyists from partially finished blanks as well as raw blocks of metal. These techniques were developed in anticipation of the laws now proposed, with the specific purpose of rendering them impotent."


Even before 3D printers and CNC machines, free men and women did not need permission to make firearms.  Pass whatever "feel good" law you law you wish, it does not matter a damn.  Firearms manufacturing has been completely and forever democratized.  It will in the hands of the people to decide what they are going to give up and what they simply will not.


Anyone interested in hosting coast-to-coast 80% lower parties?

11 comments:

Rusty Gunner said...

I don't have the equipment to host but I'll be happy to flip burgers for the attendees, got a lower blank needs finishing myself.

Anonymous said...

I am machining 80% lowers on a hand mill for my fellow Iowa patriots. It is not as daunting of a task as it may first appear to the novice. You CAN do it!

Notso said...

I've completed 2 lower receivers and now after customizing my equipment(specifically a jig to mount my woodworking router and lower receiver blank), I can complete a lower receiver accurately and in about an hour and it looks/works good. No expensive CNC machine or 3-D printers needed. Will be hosting a build party shortly for friends and family.

Anonymous said...

Cody over at Defense Distributed has a new version of his CNC machine to make AR lowers for less than $2K....should 80% blanks get a ban as well. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

And to go with all of the above, there's always WWNC (We Will Not Comply).
It sounds cheap and easy to do, but how strong is your will when the po-po come poundin' on your portal? How well will you be able to stand up against the peer pressure, when your work, and therefore home and family are threatened?

Steel your resolve, stiffen your spine.
B Woodman
III-per

Anonymous said...

http://www.winthrop.org/body.cfm?id=1104&action=detail&ref=272

My friends are thinking about pooling our money to get one.

Anonymous said...

http://www.winthrop.org/body.cfm?id=1104&action=detail&ref=272

Anyone play with one of these?

Anonymous said...

Mr Murphy,
It appears that Your Law has struck again. I copied and pasted your link, and got a bio of a holistic healer at a health clinic. (???)

B Woodman
III-per

Anonymous said...

Someday people will quit trying to evade and ignore the corrupt empire and its pathetic excuses of politicians, and rather than anticipate and entertain that empire, they will confront it at its core and cut its vile heart out instead. You apparently are not oppreased enough to do that, so instead you will baryer away your advantages until you have none nor arms to do ao, and then it will be too late to do anything but accept your slave chains.

Sign me, Neal Jensen

Anonymous said...

Someday people will quit trying to evade and ignore the corrupt empire and its pathetic excuses of politicians, and rather than anticipate and entertain that empire, they will confront it at its core and cut its vile heart out instead. You apparently are not oppressed enough to do that, so instead you will barter away your advantages until you have none nor arms to do ao, and then it will be too late to do anything but accept your slave chains.

Sign me, Neal Jensen

CowboyDan said...

Anon 0835,I live across the Mississippi. I can be in Iowa in about ten minutes if i drive, longer if I walk. I think I'd like to buy you a cup of coffee sometime.

If he's up to it, Mike can vouch for me and Matt can give you my particulars. Please reach out.

Stay safe!

Dan