September 28, 2023

U.S.A. — Anti-gun politicians seem to be back on the “ghost gun” scare with a heavy focus on 3-D printed firearms….again. Manhattan, NY District Attorney Alvin Bragg said, “You can sit at your kitchen table and print out weapons of destruction.”

Authorities in New York have previously said licensed gun owners in New York are allowed to use a 3D printer to print a gun, but they must immediately register the new weapon with ATF, something that no one has yet to do.

On June 2nd, 2023, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 279 into law, banning the manufacture, possession, and sale of non-serialized firearms and firearm parts. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail, to violate the ban. Subsequent offenses are a Class 5 felony, punishable by up to three years in prison.

In an Ammoland article, John Crump explains how Polymer80, the largest retailer of unfinished pistol frames, settled a lawsuit with the city of Los Angeles for $5 million and agreed not to sell its unfinished frames kit in California without first serializing the frame and running a background check on the prospective buyer.

If we read between the lines, we see the anti-gun media talking about 3-D printed guns but the legislation being implemented covers any gun that can’t be traced back to the owner’s personal address.

The anti-gun lobby and the media have everyone chasing these so-called 3-D printed “ghost guns” because it works at building public fear and legislative support. It’s convenient for the gun grabbers to qualify all untraceable firearms for legislative purposes while using 3-D printed guns and parts as the culprit and giving them a scary name in the media. What solution to this so-called problem of 3-D printed “ghost guns” do the gun grabbers offer? Well, the answer is simple, the serialization and registration of all firearms exchanging hands.

Will firearm registration affect stolen firearms (which are used in the vast majority of crimes) in any way? Of course not, but how could anti-gun politicians justify firearm serialization and registration of law-abiding citizens by using stolen guns as the problem? They couldn’t because everyone understands that if a firearm is stolen, it’s certainly not going to be registered by its new possessor. This is why the “ghost gun” was created and the “3-D printer” blamed.

The term “ghost gun” was created to scare people who don’t know any better into believing these “mysteriously dangerous guns” are everywhere. The 3-D printing process is used to justify legislation even though it may not be the problem. The solution, of course, is the government being able to track every single firearm transfer to its new owner.

I don’t remember the 2nd Amendment saying, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed as long as the government knows who has guns and the home addresses where they can be found.“ As a matter of fact, at the time of our founding, our Founding Fathers never had any intention of notifying government who had guns and where they could be found. Building firearms has always been an American tradition. Are we supposed to believe that 3-D printing plastic guns has suddenly become a threat to civilization?

The “ghost gun” is nothing more than the latest fear campaign used for the purpose of implementing “gun-tracking” legislation. “Red Flag Laws” are the vehicle for gun confiscation without due process. The two would work hand-in-hand because before you can confiscate guns, you must first know where they are located.


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