Just when you thought that, maybe, just maybe, anti-gunners would finally be told the deal (that they are wrong and to go home and do something productive and useful), they step up and double-down on their foolishness. You could be forgiven for thinking that they would get a clue since the Department of Justice dropping a case against Defense Distributed who wanted to provide plans online for making “ghost guns,” but, unfortunately, no.
Instead, anti-gunners in government have taken this as the opportunity to try to ban untraceable firearms all together. Brian Spyros writes,
Another push by Democratic lawmakers to ban ghost guns took place in Hartford [connecticut] on Friday.
Senator Richard Blumenthal held a news conference on ghost guns for the second time this week, where he introduced the Untraceable Firearms Act.
Now, in case you aren’t familiar with the details of the Untraceable Firearms Act, govtrack.us provides the text of the bill. This text amends the existing legal code in several places, but, in essence, this law is an attempt to make all guns detectable using metal detectors. Of course, if this bill passes, this means that some portion of the gun would have to be made of metal so that metal detectors at airports and court houses can pick up these firearms, which would, in essence, make 3D printed firearms illegal.
In reality, though, it’s an attempt to control what cannot be controlled. No, we’re not talking about guns as the real weapon here; we’re talking about the human mind. This legislation makes the same dangerous assumption that anti-gunners tend to make in general: they assume that the tool is the danger. However, the truth of the matter is that the danger is in the human mind and the tool (in this case, a gun) is only one method for that human mind to do what it seeks to do. If you take away one method, a person with evil intent will simply find another way to do evil things.
Unfortunately, gun control advocates such as Senator Blumenthal don’t understand the real source of the danger and, so, blame guns and continue to make it difficult for law-abiding citizens who simply want to protect their families.