How Is This a Good Idea?

61CA140E-0017-4F71-B918-40ABC0F02548The Trump Administration has granted Defense Distributed, a Libertarian group, the right to publish its blueprints for an untraceable, single-shot plastic handgun called “The Liberator” on the internet.

As a result, Americans will now be able to download blueprints enabling them to make guns at home with a 3-D printer. These do-it-yourself firearms have been nicknamed “Ghost Guns” because they don’t have serial numbers and are untraceable. How is permitting the publication of the plans to construct these guns a good idea?

The founder of Defense Distributed says that his company will also be publishing blueprints for semiautomatic guns like the AR-15.

Is this what Trump and his supporters mean when the claim to be making America great again?

22 thoughts on “How Is This a Good Idea?

  1. Jordan July 29, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Just awful!! November is the first step shitting the Republicans and Trump down. Let is succeed!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Jordan July 29, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Oh goodness, spellcheck would have been good. My apologies, I truly meant shutting them down.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. The Haunted Wordsmith July 29, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Because, yeah, you know, it’s not like we have gun manufacturing laws or anything. All I know is my kid is 17 in four years and that man better not get us into a war.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marilyn Armstrong July 29, 2018 / 10:32 am

    The only comfort I find in it is that 3-D printers with that capability are VERY expensive and for every “gun” that comes out usable, 75% are NOT. Probably cheaper to just buy one.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sight11 July 29, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I saw a documentary of those guns. Rarely works, but still the move is stupid.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango August 1, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      It is deplorable. The good news is that a federal judge today blocked it…at least temporarily.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen August 3, 2018 / 9:36 pm

        Very good… that it’s blocked (at least for now).

        Liked by 1 person

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