tonguengroover wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 9:27 am
As proposed, the rule also would require retailers to run background checks before selling at-home assembly kits for ghost guns.
I have yet to see one but this ordering of a gun with complete separate parts is bad if you want to keep yet more guns out of the hands of criminals. Sure I've heard all the arguments on many gun forums and read this entire thread.
Personally I'd love to order an RPG kit I could throw together, but do I want everyone else having the ability to get one? Nope Course getting ammo would be a little tough. Not impossible.
How far down the wabbit hole do you want to go. No restrictions at all?
I thought about that question after I became a pro-2A advocate back in 2008. My answer is as follows.
"If the police can have them, then so should We, The People."
That would keep things like weapons of mass destruction still under tight control (the police don't get nukes, etc.--the most they can get is tear gas), while ensuring that We, The People can still defend ourselves from tyranny, which is the 2A's actual purpose. The cops want full-auto M16's, short-barreled rifles, and sound suppressors? OK, if they really want to carry those "weapons of war" on our streets, then the People have the same right, go into a gun store and buy 'em.
As for home-builds, what the antis now call "ghost guns", several gun makers, including Eli Remington, started out making their own guns, and that's how they started their companies. Roy Weatherby started out in his basement making his rifles for friends and others; no serial numbers required, no "FFL transfer" and "black books" or anything else like that. Today, Roy Weatherby would be demonized for those home-builds; they'd demonize his rifles as "ghost guns". Yeesh. So, I don't care how easy or hard it is to make a home-build; what actually matters is that people have been doing it for the entire history of this country. If it's now easier to do so because technology has gotten better, then so be it; we now have $350 CNC mills that can mill aluminum frames out of blocks of aluminum. Yep, those exist now. You can make your own aluminum 1911 frame if you want. What's next, outlawing affordable CNC mills?
That "rabbit hole" of regulation doesn't seem very "liberal" to me. It might seem Democrat, but not liberal.
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