Friday, April 19, 2013

The bastards just cannot STAND the idea of having no control

over something.
Despite Rep. Israel's claim of concern about "undetectable" firearms and magazines, it has become increasingly clear that his real concern is the government's impending loss of control of the people's acquisition of firearms, because 3-D printing and other technologies are quickly putting home manufacture of guns within reach of people with neither gunsmithing skills or the money for major industrial equipment. The "Undetectable Firearms Act" is merely the vehicle for his ban, and has the added advantage of sounding to an ill-informed public as if this law is the only thing standing between them and terrorists sneaking so-called "assault weapons" onto air liners.

Y'know, there's probably a bunch of people in Boston, wondering if a guy with a suicide vest might kick in the door, thinking "I wish I had a gun."

"At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of needs of law enforcement and first responders," Raskopf told The Huffington Post in an emailed statement.
So they tell everyone to stay in and lock the doors, but by DEITY!! there must be someplace for the authorities to get coffee and snacks!

From a much-different April 19: (Brigadier General)Percy wrote of the colonial tactics, "The rebels attacked us in a very scattered, irregular manner, but with perseverance and resolution, nor did they ever dare to form into any regular body. Indeed, they knew too well what was proper, to do so. Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob, will find himself very much mistaken."

1 comment:

Keith said...

The late Papa. Mike. Lima Uniform Tango Yankee, and his "expedient" and "BSP" (Britrish Standard Pipe fitting) series of designs and the books covering them, made DIY a possibility for everyone.

His intention was to demonstrate the futility of bans, and to demonstrate to those who doubted his claims of just how easy DIY could be.

I've seen comments in several places by people claiming that they were approached by British bureaucrats for their views on how home workshops could be licensed.

very much a case of bolting the stable door after the horse had escaped - the designs required only a few everyday hand tools to make, hand tools which are everywhere

That the bureaucrats even thought of licensing home workshops, in order to ensure the licensing and control of who has guns - shows a degree of fear

fear of ordinary people - what reason do they have to fear ordinary people so much? they clearly have some reason...

Their treatment of the author and of his family friends and e book customers also speaks of fear and vindictiveness.

Those 3d printing guys just stoked that to a new level

even if 3d printers and their consumables were to be registered, the idea and the designs are out there - and the bureaucrats fear and hate that.