Below the Radar: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021, an Attack on Free Speech

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Below the Radar 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021 ~ 3D Printed FMDA DD17.2 3D Printable Glock Frame Designer IvanTheTroll Gun

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Technology has changed a great deal since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791. This is beyond dispute, and it is something that Second Amendment supporters have to deal with when trying to convince their friends, family, and neighbors to back our Second Amendment rights against certain assaults.

Anti-Second Amendment extremists often claim that the Founders had no clue that something like the AR-15 could exist and as such, it is not protected by the Second Amendment. Well, that argument is bullshit, and in a way, the Supreme Court has already said so. In Caetano v. Massachusetts, Massachusetts saw its ban on stun guns get thrown out on Second Amendment grounds.

One could argue that stun guns are/were even less likely to be predicted or anticipated by the Founders.

So, when we look at the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021, introduced by Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) in the House as HR 4225 and by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) in the Senate as S 2319, we see a clearly unconstitutional piece of legislation on Second Amendment grounds. It is hard to imagine this bill not being struck down by the Supreme Court, especially when one considers the current alignment.

Both Markey and Deutch have appalling records on Second Amendment issues, but with this bill, they are also attacking the First Amendment as well.

As the summary for S 2319 puts it, “This bill makes it unlawful to intentionally publish digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.”

When AmmoLand News covered an earlier iteration of the bill, the major news then was about then-New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel’s attempt to bully CodeIsFreeSpeech.com. A ruling out of the Ninth Circuit, of all places, seems to be putting the kibosh on that front. But the fight will go on in Congress and state legislatures.

One of the things Second Amendment supporters will have to confront is that 3D printing and programmable CNC machines are going to be game-changers in the field of firearms manufacturing. For one thing, it could be possible for manufacturers to put out-of-production guns back on the market via blueprints for a 3D printer – for instance, allowing someone to make a replica of a Smith and Wesson 1076, which has been out of production since 1993.

Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Senators and Representatives and politely urge them to oppose HR 4225 and S 2319. In addition, they need to support pro-Second Amendment organizations and work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists in office at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics, and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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swmft
swmft
24 days ago

in 1791 eavesdropping on your conversations could not have occurred as well as tracking your every move checking what you buy , so whatever the military has we should be able to have army of the people not federally controlled

SDavisFoReal
SDavisFoReal
24 days ago

Keep killing it Harold!

SDavisFoReal
SDavisFoReal
24 days ago

Where are all the article you wrote and published Henry? Why are you hating on Harold when all he does is promote knowledge and help 2nd amendment activists like himself? I “politely urge” you to think about how you treat people….

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
24 days ago

More fuddery from resident Fudd, Harold. We “politely urge” you to stop promoting failed strategies, Harold!!

Now that it’s been ‘politely urged’, we will see if Harold keeps posting articles that are behind the curve or if he will prove that ‘politely urging’ the criminals in DC can in fact work by himself paying heed to our ‘politely urging’ him to quit. If Harold posts again, save your time & energy on failed strategies and get ready for what the tyrants wanna do next…

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
22 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Henry is right, “politely urging” and “humbly requesting” is not for free men, it is for slaves.

Finnky
Finnky
21 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

dont confuse groveling with negotiating or saying NO in a nonviolent manner. As one of my comments regarding proposed pistol brace regulation – Given recent surveys showing that a third of Americans favor session, it is foolish in the extreme for the administration to push divisive partisan policies such as this one. Given that there are 40 million of these devices, proposed regulation may well push tens of millions of people closer to revolution. As there is no conceivable benefit to the regulation, how can it possibly be worth risking the Union over? See – politely discussing the issues, without… Read more »

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
21 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

They desire neither to be polite with us, and the street-level Left has already shown they seek violence against us. We need to wake up normie America to the fact that they’re being squeezed from both ends as a deliberate strategy that has been repeatedly used in every country taken over by marxist communists.

If you haven’t already, take the time to read W. Cleon Skousen’s book, ‘The Naked Communist’.

Finnky
Finnky
21 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

If someone were to say “I beg (or I urge) you to reconsider this decision as the alternative is war”, would you consider them a slave or a free man? Refusal can be done politely, even when such refusal expressed determination to uphold one’s rights. I think such polite conversation highly preferable over fuming quietly until violence becomes inevitable.

Free adults discuss intents, desires and demands rather than throwing tantrums like spoiled children.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
21 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

I don’t think anyone here is suggesting childish tantrums. I stand by my original post, Harold’s remarks keep hammering an a single point: FAILED STRATEGIES.

Yes, we certainly should be civil, professional and polite – until we can’t. Live by General James Mattis’ dictum: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet”. Because someday soon, someone is going to seek you out with a mind to put violence upon you. It may be a leftist, it may be a jihadist, or it may be a Jack Booted Thug who simply follows orders.

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC
21 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Mattis is a totalitarian POS.

Most of the people who are clamoring for “civil war” and “revolutionary war” are too afraid to call Jon Tester’s offices, speak with a staffer, and provide their name and address.

Kind of makes you wonder.

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Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
20 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Agreed, he’s a globalist tool. Except the maxim still applies that a broken clock is correct twice a day. Like Mao was a totalitarian genocidal commie POS, but he was right when he said that all political power flows from the barrel of a gun…

Arizona
Arizona
13 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Too afraid?. Nah. They are EITHER too lazy, or more likely, they are Sick and tired of calling, writing and visiting representatives and senate offices to no effect whatsoever. We aren’t gonna petition, or call or write or even vote ourselves out of this mess. The country is being torn apart and violence is on the horizon.