Opposition to 3D Guns Shows the Agenda is Knowledge Control

Wolf demands “commonsense” knowledge control. Or else. (PA Governor’s website)

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Gov. Tom Wolf, and state police said they’ve now blocked access to 3D downloadable guns in Pennsylvania,” NBC’s Lancaster affiliate WGAL News 8 reported Sunday.

“After an emergency hearing in Philadelphia Sunday, the company Defense Distributed agreed to make its sites inaccessible to Pennsylvania users, and to not upload any new 3D gun files.”

This is part of a much larger story that gained much attention when Defense Distributed “reached a settlement with the federal government in June that allows it to make the plans for the guns available for download,”  resulting in expected “Sky is falling” uproar from the gun-grabbers. That agreement is now temporarily blocked after “a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday to stop the release of blueprints.”

There’s also legal action going on with various states, as per the lawsuit filed by Defense Distributed with the Second Amendment Foundation “Sunday against the New Jersey Attorney General and Los Angeles City Attorney, accusing them of ‘unconstitutional prior restraint.’”

Back to the Pennsylvania piece of the puzzle, while Defense Distributed has not responded to a request for comment at this writing, Prince Law Offices, P.C. offers good analyses of what’s going on:

It also wouldn’t hurt to get more basic and note the “officials” involved in limiting citizen choices need to be identified for what they are: Oath-breaking Democrats interested in power über alles. That’s what PA AG Josh Shapiro, Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick are.

They even adopt the narrative talking point language of the gun-grabbers, right down to adopting the “Commonsense Gun Safety” lie, and making inane promises they know will never happen, like claiming their infringements will “keep weapons out of the hands of individuals who pose a threat to Pennsylvania’s citizens.”

All their “best laid schemes” will do none of that and they know it. Importantly, so do the 169 gangs fighting over turf in Philadelphia, and their counterparts in Pittsburgh, who will continue to get all the guns they want the old-fashioned way. Ditto for the “18th Street, Black Dragons, Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, Los Solidos, Mexican Mafia, GGU and MS-13” in Allentown.

They also know that, like the Firefly quotation goes, you can’t stop the signal. Anyone in Pennsylvania tech savvy enough to actualize the Defense Distributed plans will have no problem obtaining them. And it’s not like this will have any impact on making firearms using more prevalent traditional methods.

This is all political posturing, because the “progressive” mandate is to go forward, to secure a new position, and use it to launch the next incursion. Setbacks keep them from doing that.

Plus it’s not like opportunistic politicians are spending their own money on legal challenges. Each time they squawk, a friendly media is nearby to get their names and pictures out there and to portray them as “doing something.”

This has nothing to do with “commonsense gun safety” and everything to do with control. It’s not just guns those who would rule all would restrict; it’s the very idea of guns. They’ve reached the point where those dumbed-down enough to vote for them don’t realize what their would-be masters are really saying is:

“We don’t trust you with knowledge. Best leave that to us.”

We expect that from citizen disarmament fanatics. Now if someone would only tell Donald Trump, the guy gun owners put in power on the pledge that he’d fight against this crap instead of adding to it

Et tu, Mr. President?

It appears the recovery position is he meant “undetectable firearms” — a moot point “thanks” to NRA “craftsmanship.”.

About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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“Interesting”. Treating the U.S. citizenry just like they do in China or other totalitarian countries. What’s next?

willy d

The Demo-rats beat Corbett to death the whole time he was in office, Obama gave millions to Randell and he put it into the education system in Pa, that was a one time deal, and the last thing Randell did before going out of office. Corbett got elected and the Demo-rats beat him to death that he took 3 million dollars away from education for the whole time he was in office, not once did anybody bring up that it was a one time deal from Obama put there by Randell and Corbett said he was not going to raise… Read more »


Wild Bill, Thanks for the retirement Information website. I was just making a comment on history repeating itself on a grander scale of seizure such as Germany 1936 through 1945.

Wild Bill

@RJL, Yes, I understand, but you opened the door. So I thought that I would use the opportunity to introduce a website that lets people know about their current state taxation. My apologies.


Its time to send a commsence message to all US voters ! Do Not Vote for Marxist Idiots Democrats ! And Chicken Shit Republicans! Vote for those who Respect the Constitution of the USA


Um…Greg…? These guys are gettin’ worse. Can we secede now?


Wolf has sent letters to fedgov legislators demanding they ban AR-malite 15 style rifles. Wolf is just a Marxist weasel who deserves a short rope and a tall tree.

The time is drawing ever nearer to freshen the Tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants.


Wolf is a bald headed, lying lil PRICK. Hopefully will be replaced soon by Wagner. NOT one Dem governor has EVER lowered or kept taxes in Pa FROM rising and Wolf is no different. Corbett didn’t raise them his entire term, that pissed the Dems off. So they came up with this F**KING WEASEL. Time to pack your bags with your kickback cash and vacate the Governorship asshole. NOW wolf wants to siphon money from schools that are actually working and flush even MORE down the pipes of that failing hood schools in Philthadelphia and probably Shittsburgh.


Next Stop is we take the money you have saved for a life time, we take your home, your automobiles, and whatever else we can for the good of the community! ……………………….Earmarks of past history.


When you die they already take your hard earned *already taxed* money you left for your families inheritance. THAT is complete BULLSHIT !!! Inheritance tax my ass….

Wild Bill

@RJL, The federal and state governments already do take what you have earned over a life time. Federal income and other taxes takes a portion. State income and other taxes take a portion. When you die the Estate tax takes a bit bite out of what you saved and scripted to have in case of emergency.
There is a web site that details tax by state. I believe it is retirementliving.com .