Ever since the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) came to an agreement that Americans should be legally allowed to download blueprints for 3-D firearms, gun control advocates have began a full-fledged freak out.
Shannon Watts, the Founder of gun control group Moms Demand Action, retweeted an NRATV clip of Dana Loesch, along with her insight on why 3-D guns are dangerous:
"If you're a prohibited possessor you can't do any of these things. I realize that the Chuck Schumers of the world, the Dianne Feinsteins and the Nancy Pelosis, and the Chris Murphys want to completely pretend that none of those laws are on the books, nor do they exist." @DLoesch pic.twitter.com/M33lCBiiHc— NRATV (@NRATV) July 23, 2018
The @NRA admits they support homemade guns. Starting August 1, Americans can legally print an AR-15 at home. There is no way to track DIY guns and they have already been used by gangs.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 24, 2018
The NRA knows the best way to sell more guns is to arm even more dangerous people. https://t.co/OyH1FYS1Qv
Wait, what? Since when do criminals follow the law? The very definition of being a criminal is someone who breaks said laws. Making it illegal for companies to upload and share blue prints for CNC machines isn't going to suddenly make every person in America a law-abiding citizen. Anyone who thinks such is down right dumb.
What makes gun control advocates think that outlawing blue prints from the world wide web will keep them off the Internet? People were uploading blue prints before this lawsuit came about or before they were even on the government's radar.
The theory that creating laws will suddenly change bad behavior is something that hasn't worked. Just look at how well that worked for prohibition and the struggle that's currently taking place with marijuana.
But let's be clear about something: Dana Loesch is right. If the government wanted to buckle down on 3-D printed guns, or ghost guns, as they like to call them, then they would almost have to put 3-D printers on the National Firearms Act's (NFA) list of regulated items.