Birdbrains in media, in Congress and in Hollywood don’t get it. Brainwashed into believing that Big Brother is always benevolent and always there to keep them safe they can’t even begin to fathom why downloadable guns are good for a free people living in a constitutional republic.
Duh! It’s because “ARs are kryptonite to tyranny,” as GunsAmerica contributor Clay Martin likes to say. You can also go with the old, “Armed men are citizens; unarmed men are subjects.”
Point being, incremental infringement on one’s basic right to self-defense and personal autonomy is a road that leads to the end of liberty. Starting with the National Firearms Act of 1934, through the Gun Control Act of 1968 to the now expired Clinton-Era ban on so-called “assault rifles,” not to mention the countless unconstitutional state laws (e.g. NY SAFE Act) that have been enacted Post-Sandy Hook, government has shown that it won’t stop coming after our 2A rights.
Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed (DD), is keenly aware of this reality. It’s why he wants to democratize access to firearm blueprints. To preserve liberty, and to punch back at the ruling class that would like nothing more than to see us all turned into subjects. Wilson touched on this during several media interviews this week.
“You think that’s good for the safety of Americans. You think that’s good for American families. You think that’s good for American streets,” CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked Wilson.
“Yeah, yeah,” Wilson said, adding that it’s “unquestionably” good for the future.
“I think access to the firearm is a fundamental human dignity. It’s a fundamental human right,” Wilson said.
Dokoupil then asked what everyone’s been asking Wilson, “When somebody downloads a gun from your website with your blueprints and kills somebody with it, how are you going to feel personally?”
“I don’t believe that I provide you with anything other than the general knowledge of what an AR-15 is,” Wilson responded.
Wonder if Dokoupil believes Ford Motor Company should be asked about that drunk driver in San Diego that killed a motorcyclist with his F-250 back in February? Because if we’re putting the focus on hardware instead of corrupted software, we need a full-scale inquisition of the automobile industry.
Bringing up DD’s Ghost Gunner, the CNC milling machine that completes 80 percent lowers, Dokoupil also asked, “What makes you comfortable with a world where people can pump out guns in their garage any time they want to?”
Wilson’s response was epic!
“What’s going to make me comfortable… is when people stop coming into this office and acting like there’s a debate about it. The debate is over,” Wilson said, adding, “The guns are downloadable. The files are in the public domain. You cannot take them back. You can adjust your politics to this reality. You will not ask me to adjust mine.”
Of course Wilson’s right. What Dokoupil clearly doesn’t understand is that Wilson’s case is really about free speech, not about guns. Remember, he is sharing files and selling milling machines — not transferring firearms! Wilson’s argument, in part, is that the government cannot prevent him from sharing this already readily available, unclassified information online. Which it can’t!
But even if one wants to take Dokoupil’s question seriously, one just needs to consult the Fifth Circuit which explicitly explained that home gunsmithing whether it be 3-D printed guns or 80 percent lowers “is legal for United States citizens and will remain legal for United States citizens regardless of the outcome of this case.”
Memo to Dokoupil: We’ve always lived in a country where people could make guns in their garage!!!
On Tuesday a federal judge in Seattle granted a temporary nationwide injunction preventing DD from sharing its files online. While this legal holdup is doomed to fail what it does create is a small window where lawmakers can rally to ban 3-D printed guns. Speaking of which, several New England Congressman introduced legislation this week to prohibit the manufacture or possession of 3-D printed guns. Making matters worse is that POTUS seems to be on board with the idea:
I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
We’ll see what comes of that effort.
Wilson’s fight is fundamentally about restoring the balance of power between the people and government. It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one but especially any journalist worth their salt (what happened to speaking truth to power?) why many of our elected officials are losing their shit over this case. Because gun control is officially dead. And along with it, the cabal’s ability to subjugate the masses.