Washington State Considers Ban on Prohibited Possessors of Guns from Making Guns

Washington State Considers Ban on Prohibited Possessors of Guns from Making Guns

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Washington State Considers Ban on Prohibited Possessors of Guns from Making Guns Arizona -( Ammoland.com )- -In December of 2018, the Attorney General of Washington State, Bob Ferguson, a far-left Democrat, proposed strong prohibitions on the manufacture of 3-D printed guns. From mynorthwest.com : “This is common sense,” he told KIRO Radio.”Ghost guns are a real threat — because they’re made out of plastic, they can go through security at your Seahawks game or at your airport.” The proposed legislation would not only ban the production and distribution of ghost guns, but also the dissemination of written instructions on how to print one yourself at home, be it on a website or via email. It would also increase the criminal penalty for using a ghost gun in a felony. This would only apply to guns that “cannot be reliably detected by a metal detector,” and would not extend to legal, detectable firearms. Undetectable firearms are already prohibited by federal law. But ignorance of the law appears to be a sufficient excuse if you are a politician. Moreover, such firearms as might be “undetectable” use pins, screws, springs, and ammunition which is detectable . Perhaps AG Ferguson happened to read the part of the First Amendment about freedom of the press and freedom of speech. Forbidding dissemination of instructions on how to print a gun with a 3-D printer would likely fall under the protections of the First Amendment. Perhaps wiser heads in the Washington legislature prevailed. On 4 March […]

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