National Rifle Association spokesmen and NRATV personalities have joined in condemning the recent hysteria surrounding 3-D printed “ghost guns,” with many pointing out that, unlike what the media has been saying, the guns are made from metal and not plastic.
Actress Alyssa Milano (TV’s Charmed) said in a CNN op-ed,
Imagine the damage one of these guns, even if it was only capable of firing one shot, could do aboard a plane. Or in a government office. Or in your child’s classroom.
NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox responded in a statement:
Many anti-gun politicians and members of the media have wrongly claimed that 3-D printing technology will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of undetectable plastic firearms. Regardless of what a person may be able to publish on the Internet, undetectable plastic guns have been illegal for 30 years. Federal law passed in 1988, crafted with the NRA’s support, makes it unlawful to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive an undetectable firearm.
NRA spokesman Dana Loesch tweeted her response to Milano.
NRATV host Grant Stinchfield called out CNN for spreading “lies” and “fear.”
The situation was made worse when President Donald Trump expressed his lack of enthusiasm over 3-D printed firearms.
Civilians have been making firearms on their own throughout history. During the Revolutionary War in particular, the need for homemade weaponry was crucial in the battle for American independence.
Adding more legislation to this issue is not the solution as it gives the government a greater ability to intrude on people’s lives and will not solve the problem of gun crime, as countless statistics have shown.
As The Daily Wire’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro pointed out:
Laws attempting to crack down on individuals manufacturing their own weapons have always failed — for obvious reasons.