I thought it would be fun to revisit NPR’s take on Cody Wilson. Planet Money Episode 817: The Gun Man.
If you’ve been following the story at all, there isn’t much new information here. The collective pearl-clutching of the gun-fearing does come through loud and clear. (That episode is from January, so the recent court ruling is not covered.)
Any decent garage mechanic can make guns, and in jurisdictions where they have been outlawed, there is a booming business. But the current outrage is over a 3-D printed gun that shoots 1 round. Yeah they mention the lower-receiver, but they are all about “completely plastic guns.” That AR-15 in the photo (first link above to the NPR episode) contains more than a fair amount of aluminum, and the barrel and bolt carrier group are going to be steel. But hey, why clutter the issue with facts?
Technical specs for guns (3D-printed and otherwise) can now be online. A LANDMARK LEGAL SHIFT OPENS PANDORA’S BOX FOR DIY GUNS
He published 3D-printing instructions for a single-shot firearm. Called the Liberator. The federal government charged him with violating weapons export laws.. Instead of giving up (which his first lawyers advised him to do) he sued under the First Amendment to the Constitution. (Oh, and he fired those give-up lawyers.)
Instead, Wilson has spent the last years on an unlikely project for an anarchist: Not simply defying or skirting the law but taking it to court and changing it. In doing so, he has now not only defeated a legal threat to his own highly controversial gunsmithing project. He may have also unlocked a new era of digital DIY gunmaking that further undermines gun control across the United States and the world—another step toward Wilson’s imagined future where anyone can make a deadly weapon at home with no government oversight
The Wired Article is long, there are shorter versions of the story on other sites, but it is complete, including the reference to the Goliad flag.
While is isn’t a complete victory. (Wilson’s company got a unique license) it will be hard for the government to go after anyone else, since they basically admitted there were First Amendment issues with their original position. (Hat tip to Claire Wolfe.)
Throwing liquid is assault, even if you do no harm. Even if you miss, and he didn’t miss. UPDATE: VIOLENT LEFTIST Who Abused Texas Teen in #MAGA Hat Identified AND FIRED BY EMPLOYER! (VIDEO). And then there is theft.
The tolerance of the Left.
A violent liberal abused a young boy at a Whataburger restaurant in Texas on the 4th of July.
His “crime” was wearing a Make-America-Great-Again hat. For which a grown man felt compelled to assault a teenager.
He was identified from a cellphone video and fired from his job. So why hasn’t he been arrested and charged?
Where photography is a crime that will get you 13 months in prison, but raping young girls will be ignored by the police as long as they can get away with it. Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial | Fox News
“Tommy’s lawyer said he will likely die in jail given his profile and previous credible threats, and the judge basically said he doesn’t care,” the source said. “He sentenced him to 13 months in prison.”
Oh, and Free Speech? The UK doesn’t need free speech – at least not according to the judge. And that’s a good thing because they clearly don’t have free speech.
The judge in the case on Friday slapped a reporting ban on the case. The order bans reporters from reporting on a case if there is reason to believe the reporting could prejudice a trial. The order prevents reporting until the conclusion of the trial Robinson was reporting on.
He was basically arrested and jailed for questioning the authority of the government, pointing out that they ignored crimes by Muslim men because they didn’t want to appear prejudiced, and for saying mean things about Islam.
Mike Miles of 90 Miles From Tyranny asks What Is Hate Speech?
Hate Speech is the new leftist device to shut up people who disagree with them. Anything the left dislikes is now becoming hate speech
The quotes from Orwell are worth a look on their own.
University. EXCLUSIVE: Student gov impeaches student for conservative views.
The University of Illinois Student Government voted Wednesday to impeach a conservative student based primarily on his political activity.
Because conservatives are the only minority (on college campuses) with no rights.
The articles of impeachment specifically cited Minik’s role in organizing a memorial wall for victims of illegal immigration
That is inexcusable. In the eyes of the Left.
I used to get a fair percentage of my monthly visitors to this blog, through web searches on “357 stopping power.” Early on, I got so many visitors looking for that information that I added the page they were looking for. 357 Magnum Ballistic Information. (OK, it isn’t the greatest.)
But lately, since Google/Alphabet along with Facebook and Twitter started their collective war against anyone they disagree with, those people are no longer getting sent to my site.
I’m sure they are finding what they need, but the information isn’t tied to a site that has information on the political insanity of the Left, a collection of posts on how guns are used every week in lawful self-defense, and random attacks on the idea of socialized medicine.
In a world where bakers are compelled to bake cakes they feel violate their religious convictions, why do the internet companies get to discriminate against political opinions they don’t like?