Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Call for more Gun Laws

Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine
Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- California lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws after Kevin Janson Neal, 42, shot and killed five people including his wife in Tehama County. What is at issue is that Neal could not buy firearms legally, so he built his rifles. Authorities used the notorious moniker of “ghost guns” for his rifles that were recovered by police from his home.

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco, which is an antigun group, is calling on the California legislature to regulate the sale of any gun part that can be used to build a firearm. “Homemade firearms are going to be a bigger problem in the future as the popularity of these do-it-yourself kits increases,” said Ari Freilich from the anti-gun group in a released statement. “Criminals that would not pass a background check are attracted to this source of weaponry.”

Neal used two semi-automatics in the horrific attack. It is unclear if Neal built these from 80% non-serialized lower receivers or not. The Sheriff's department did release a statement by Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston that said the rifles were manufactured “in an illegal manner.” They did not go into any further details.

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence points to cheap 3D printers as a source of such “Ghost Guns.” According to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 3D printers are affordable and are easy to use. They claim this allows anyone to make a gun.

The current crop of consumer 3D printers on the market is not capable of making a lower receiver that is strong enough to withstand the massive pressure of the discharge from a firearm cartridge. Also if they were able to produce a receiver that was strong enough to withstand the pressure, would the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence want to require a background check for the printer or the ABS/PLA plastic?

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence points to the Ghost Gunner 2 by Cody Wilson's company Defense Distributed. I have interviewed Cody Wilson, and the point of the Ghost Gunner 2 is to show how useless gun laws are. The Ghost Gunner 2, which I have reviewed, is a CNC machine designed to mill out 80% lower receivers. Recently Defense Distributed added 80% handgun receivers that can also be milled by the Ghost Gunner 2.

American Weapons Components is a California company that the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence also has in their crosshairs. American Weapons Components makes DIY 80% lower receiver kits. The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence would like to see American Weapons Components shut down completely.

The regulating of anything that can be used to build a rifle is very vague. The ultra-liberal governor of California, Jerry Brown, vetoed a similar bill on these grounds. Gov. Brown said that AB1673 had “far-reaching and unintended consequences.” He also vetoed a bill supported by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence that would require every gun part to have a serial number and would require background checks for ammunition purchases.

On July, 1st 2018 anyone building a firearm will have to apply to the California Justice Department for a serial number. It is unclear how California will enforce this new law. Most criminals will probably not ask for serial numbers when they build their illegal weapons. This bill seems to be a workaround to add unnecessary hassle to the law abiding citizens that want to create their own firearms.

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence will continue to push for these bills that will only affect law-abiding citizens, and people will find a way around these draconian laws. California has the most stringent gun laws in the country, but criminals used guns in 1,368 homicides which is a 15% since 2014. The spike in gun violence seems to coincide with new gun laws.

John CrumpAbout John Crump

John is an NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

  • 20 thoughts on “Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Call for more Gun Laws

    1. She is suffering from a tramatic brain injury. Has she had her gun license taken? I know she was a shooter before being a target. If she can still have guns, then anyone can.In fact, Mark should lose his gun rights too if he has guns in the household with a brain damaged wife. I have rad about people losing their guns for the same reasons. Bet that would get his attention when it comes to gun grabbing.

    2. someone should find the video of the guy melting beer cans, casting and finishing a AR receiver, then ask how they plan to regulate aluminum cans.

    3. The Sten gun was designed to be built in a basement work shop. The Filipinos used lead plumbing pipes to make improvised shotguns to fight the Japanese. Tribesmen on the Afghan-Pakistani border make SMLE’s, AK’s, and a variety of other guns in the same forges their great great grand parents built flintlocks and their ancestors made swords. There is no way you can ban homemade guns.
      However, enforcing laws to prevent people making guns in home workshops is a neo Luddite’s dream. Perfect California law.

    4. I guess nobody on the LEFT has looked at WHO is doing all (or most ) of the mass shootings. Not one N.R.A. member or law abiding gun owner has done so . ONLY NUT CASES AND LEFT LEANING NUT CASES.

    5. First we have Sarah Brady using her brain-damaged husband for her own benefit and now we have Mark Giffords doing the same thing with his brain-damaged wife. Sarah is now keeping company with the likes of Charles Manson and the sooner Mark Giffords joins her, the better for the entire country. He is pure scum.

    6. First of all Mark has the same guns he wants to deprive us of, as is the case with most if not all Demon- Craps he is a phony hypocrite. I just wish that the a** hole who shot Gabby had used hollow points instead of ball ammo.

      1. Unfortunately she would not notice given her head injury.
        She is lucky to be alive, if the psychotic gunman (I refuse to name him),
        used hollow point ammo she and the other woman would not be alive.
        The other woman had a brain tumor, the doctors found it when they were
        imaging her head to find the bullet that entered her nasal cavity.
        They removed the tumor and the woman leads a productive life.

        1. As I remember, the attacker used a GLOCK with a 33 round magazine. That saved several lives because a grandmother was able to grab the gun and using the leverage of the long magazine prevent him from firing more shots into the unarmed victims.
          Arizona is not a gun free zone, but the assembly was of an unarmed demographic. The nearest good guy with a gun did not arrive until after Granny and other subdued the madman, liberal.

    7. As usual the liberals what more laws that they will NOT enforce to fix a problem the don’t understand!

      Can we just ban liberals and be done with it!

    8. Edgar Bergen had Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. Mark Kelly has Gabby Giffords, and, like her predecessors, she is totally unaware of the hand up her arse, working her mouth and eyes as her puppeteer mouths his venom.

    9. Mark Giffords needs top review his marriage vows. I can’t believe there is anything in his vows that allow him to pimp out his brain damaged wife for profit! He has probably made a fortune in tax-free money putting poor Gabby out in front of the public to show her injuries and how badly she was damaged by the liberal shooter to elicit sympathy and larger donations to his fake “charity”.

      He should be ashamed of himself taking advantage of her like this!

      1. He wants to run for Juan McRino’s US Seanad seat (John McCain, sham R-AZ). At least he will do so as a Commiecrat – Kelly’s true colors.

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