Here's Why 3D-Printing Guns Are A Win For World Peace And A Potential Death Blow To Tyranny

Authored by Matt Agorist via The Free Thought Project.

As the debate continues about whether or not 3D-printed firearm plans should be banned, even the ostensible pro-2nd Amendment folks are worried that shooting rampages will occur as a result of these plans being published online. But the reality is far different.

For generations, advocates of private gun ownership have been fighting exhaustively through political channels to protect their right to keep and bear arms. Gun owners even have one of the strongest lobby groups in Washington, the highly disappointing NRA. Yet over the years, gun rights continue to diminish in America, despite the constant political campaigns by the NRA and politicians that claim to support gun rights.

However, in the past few years, one guy with a good idea has managed to do more to protect gun rights than the NRA has in decades of political involvement. Cody Wilson is the founder of “Defense Distributed” and the “Wikiweapon” project, which allows anyone with a 3D printer to create their own untraceable gun in the privacy of their own home.

While alarmists claim that 3D-printed guns will be the end of humanity, the fact is that these plans have been online on torrent and dark web sites for years and we’ve yet to see a single person killed with one.

What’s more, as the gruesome murder-suicide on a college campus in Walnut Creek, California illustrates is that people don’t even need these plans if they want to make their own untraceable gun. Scott Bertics built the gun he used to shoot himself and Clare Orton without anyone knowing and entirely through legal measures.

Psychopaths who want to cause harm to others will cause harm to others using any means necessary. Limiting the ability for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves will never change this.

Wilson makes no secret that the intention behind distributing CAD files to create homemade guns is to make gun control measures obsolete and bolster the Second Amendment, which is under continual assault from anti-gun activists.

As Wilson explains, these files could be used to empower oppressed people all over the world who’ve been disarmed and ruled by criminals and warlords.

We put a lot of world governments on notice, and I think that’s good in the history of the balance of power between sovereigns and subjects,” Wilson told the Brown Political Review.

From the Armenian Genocide to the Nazi Holocaust to “Black Gun Codes” in America: throughout history, societies who have been disarmed by their governments have given way to massive bloodshed. This is still the case today in countries who’ve turned in their guns.

Depending on the current government, life in disarmed societies can go on peacefully for a while. However, in some cases, citizens — men women and children — are slaughtered by the millions.

Even when gun control seems to work in the short term, the scapegoatists are never satisfied. As we are seeing in the United Kingdom, politicians are now going after knives as the “evil weapon” that no law-abiding citizen should ever need.

For those who don’t recall, the disarming of citizens took place in the US and was used as a means to slaughter blacks and Native Americans.

Perhaps the first known attempt at disarming citizens in the new world occurred in 1751 when the French Black code was enacted requiring colonists to “stop any blacks, and if necessary, beat any black carrying any potential weapon, such as a cane.”

This attempt to disarm blacks was repeated under United States’ rule 50 years later when the U.S. purchased the Louisiana territory. According to a paper published in the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy:

When the first U. S. official arrived in New Orleans in 1803 to take charge of this new American possession, the planters sought to have the existing free black militia disarmed, and otherwise exclude “free blacks from positions in which they were required to bear arms,” including such non-military functions as slave-catching crews.

Upon the defeat of the confederacy in the Civil War, many southern states enacted “Black Codes” that barred the newly freed slaves from exercising their basic civil rights. One such example of these new laws was an act passed in the state of Mississippi that stated:

no freedman, free negro or mulatto, not in the military service of the United States government, and not licensed so to do by the board of police of his or her county, shall keep or carry fire-arms of any kind, or any ammunition, dirk or bowie knife, and on conviction thereof in the county court shall be punished by fine

After the passage of these laws, numerous studies concluded that the newly freed slaves had essentially been rendered defenseless against groups like the Ku Klux Klan. Disarming them, essentially made them slaves once again.

Guns — in the hands of good people — level the playing field against guns in the hands of bad people. It is this simple. Just imagine the power a 3D-printed gun would give a mother in an African village as warlords come through hacking off the limbs of children with machetes. With enough of the villagers having these guns, they could effectively defend themselves against large groups of tyrants even if they had automatic weapons.

Sadly, the statists only see the potentially negative aspects of these 3D-printed guns.

“The people who make them will be state actors or well-financed criminal cartels who have the ability to execute well-organized criminal attacks in the United States and elsewhere,” said Avery Gardiner, the co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

This protectionist attitude is self-serving and one-sided and ignores the benefits of an armed society as well as history. And, it only serves to further the oppression of those who cannot defend themselves.

While it would certainly be an amazing thought to be able to live in a world without guns, that is simply not the case. Until it is the case, anyone who wants to defend themselves and their family, should be able to do so in any manner they see fit — as the only other option is tyranny.

As Wilson notes, “I think the state should be as weak as possible relative to the individual. The proper posture of the state is one that at least is in fear of its citizen, not one that lords over it.”

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lock-stick sanctificado Sun, 08/05/2018 - 00:28 Permalink

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are we there yet lock-stick Sun, 08/05/2018 - 04:11 Permalink

There is a reason gun barrels are made of machined cast metal and not machined plastic. Strength, and tolerance of high flash heat are needed in a firearm, or the barrels lining will be vaporized or melted some amount each time it is fired. Also metal conducts heat away from the inner bore more quickly than any plastic. So repeat firing close together in time would melt the inner plastic bore exponentially. Theoretically a small co2 plastic paintball gun with some sort of pellet weapon could be printed.

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Klassenfeind are we there yet Sun, 08/05/2018 - 05:22 Permalink

Sure, lets give everybody the possibility to 'print' a gun, what could possibly go wrong... 🙄

Why not give every country on earth a nuclear bomb and bacterial and chemical weapons while you're at it? As a matter of fact, let's just give these things to private citizens as well, so that 'they can protect themselves from the government and criminals.' Again, what could possibly go wrong...?

Give everybody a black/platinum credit card without any limit, allow everybody to borrow without limits, let every individual print as much money without any limits, give everybody a high power motorbike the day after they get their drivers license, or give everybody a pilot's license. Ah fuck it, just do away with licensing all together, that's just the government interfering. As a dumb-fuck citizen you earned your right to do everything you want without any licenses. 🙄

Dumb fuck Americans...  Isn't it funny that when it comes to unlimited (fiat) money printing, everybody here points to the dangers, but when it comes to 'printing' an unlimited number of guns all the dumb rednecks here go: "fuck yeah!"

By the way, for all the dumb-fuck rednecks out there who are completely ignorant of history: I’m definitely not a communist. "Klassenfeind" means "Class Enemy" and is actually a term that the communist regimes in the DDR and the Soviet Union used for the enemies and opponents of socialism/communism.

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Klassenfeind didthatreallyhappen Sun, 08/05/2018 - 07:10 Permalink

"you will enjoy shariah law"

Yes, unfortunately so, because of consistent US meddling in world affairs in order to support your (fiat!) Petro-Dollar, and consistent support for Israel. Without oil and Israel, the Middle East would be some little known sandbox and the 'rapefugees' would not be in Europe.

p.s. is the ISIS caliphate a 'gun free zone?' Nope, as a matter of fact, you dumb fuck Americans create havoc around the world by selling and supplying guns! So less guns = less war and conflict, right? 😉

Watch the vast flow of US arms exports over 6 decades: https://www.rt.com/news/433502-us-arms-exports-map/

 

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SoDamnMad Klassenfeind Sun, 08/05/2018 - 07:38 Permalink

And Germany being the righteous country that it is plus 4th largest arms salesmen in the world sold the H & K weapons to the Mexican government whose soldiers murdered 43 students.  The German government reviews licenses but has a secret loophole that allows the decision on whom to sell to and what to the chancellors office . No record is kept of this decsion and who was party to it. 

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JRobby SoDamnMad Sun, 08/05/2018 - 08:01 Permalink

This article makes too much sense.

It's amazing that it can still "make it on to the internet".

Yes folks, "They" have Orwellian designs on disarming the "citizens" and vastly limiting the information those "citizens" receive from those that provide it in the name of liberty.

Don't sit around waiting for someone else to fix it.

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shamus001 eforce Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:09 Permalink

Why would a gun cartel print a plastic 1 shot pistol or an 80% lower when they are supplied endless professional grade firearms through corruption of state and federal officials?

Gangs...why spend $1500 and 8 hours printing a lower then buy all the expensive parts to assemble a single rifle, when they can easily and immediately acquire a stolen firearm for 25-50% or less of retail and scratch off the serial number for free? 

Ghost guns and 3D printing are for law abiding citizens to maintain their rights to arms, not junkies, or criminals. Sheesh! Libs are so brainwashed by their own dribble they can't even think 2 steps ahead to put together a rational conclusion.

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Withdrawn Sanction Klassenfeind Sun, 08/05/2018 - 08:07 Permalink

"Yes, unfortunately so, because of consistent US meddling in world affairs ..."

And before the US, it was the "Pax" Britannia, and before that, the French, and before them, the Spanish...  Whoever is the head of world hegemony at any give time, succumbs to the temptations of power, including seeking dominion over others. 

The Germans tried (and failed) twice at regional/world domination, and are currently trying a third time, expect this time, it's an end-around via the EU.  If they succeed, which looks unlikely, they will follow the same path as their world predecessors.

It's not fair or unfair; it's just a component of human nature.  That's why power has to be corralled.  And one way to corral it, is to balance the would-be power-lusters w/those who would react against them.  

"So less [sic] guns = less war and conflict, right?"  

Sounds logical doesn't it?  The arithmetic is iron-clad.  Except, as described above, the key is balance NOT levels.  If there is an imbalance between those wielding power and those subject to it, the tendency (as 5,000 years of recorded human history unambiguously attest) is for the subjects to be abused and slaughtered wholesale.  

How then does one establish balance?  By changing the cost calculus of the would-be tyrant.  And that's what a well-armed citizenry does.  

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ImGumbydmmt Klassenfeind Sun, 08/05/2018 - 09:25 Permalink

Oh Please.

Do tell us how great gun control was for the Jews under Hitler.

Germans can all STFU when it comes to anything to do with gun control.

Yes you get to be disarmed.

Yes We are still an occupying force in your country.

That's becasue you LOST the war.

And becasue your ancestors were ALL sick genocidal fucks "only following Der Fuhrer's orders"

or sitting idly by what you starved and baked people next door to villages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ9G16kYXuU

Don't want to believe the movie, read the book.

https://www.amazon.com/Roll-Me-Over-Infantrymans-Presidio/dp/0804116059

or watch the vintage reel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxZaVjuy4ng

and

http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/deathgc.htm

THIS is why we fight for the Second Amendment.

Dip shit.

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shamus001 Is-Be Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

Those prisoners were making munitions for the enemy you self rightous prick. You want a just answer? Don't raise your arms you piss ant! When the SS come to your DISARMED home, you greet them at the door, and SHANK one in the throat with a steak knife. There are a LOT more citizens ANYWHERE then troops.

Result? No hostages/prisoners. No free labor, and there for no whiny babies crying about camp bombings.

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GoHillary2016 Free This Sun, 08/05/2018 - 17:27 Permalink

Monkey faced boy the real traitor here is you. You are the one trying to incite civil unrest. Civil war would give you the first erection you have had in 30 years but it is but that isn't at all patriotic. You ever get out off the house much you fucking loser?  We all meet,  work with, have coffee with all different types of people that voted different ways for different reasons. 99.9% are not going to start shooting each other over some fucking politician or how we all voted. The American people are way stronger than that. There are nuts out there and you encourage them , incite them rile them up and then deny it.  You run around like chicken little with his head cut off screaming communist and socialist like fucking Joe McCarthy and frankly it is fucking pathetic. Yes we are all getting fucked by the owners of this country. the American peopl are never going to solve that problem by fighting each other in some fake left vs right civil war. That war serves somebody Else's needs not ours. Are you even from this country I wonder,  you make that claim but I think tho protests a bit to much

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thatthingcanfly Klassenfeind Sun, 08/05/2018 - 07:38 Permalink

Klassenfeind,

It does not logically follow that the concept of an armed citizenry, as ensconced in the USA in our 2nd Amendment, extends to nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. This is actually an important question though, as it highlights the Founders intent.

The idea was for every citizen to have the means to engage in combat an armed agent of the government, sent to oppress the rights of free men in their communities (as illustrated in the "Redcoats" march to Concord, to give one example of what the Founders had just lived through before they wrote the Constitution). The "citizen-soldiers," otherwise referred to as the unorganized militiamen, would need to be equipped with the same weaponry an infantryman in an organized modern army would reasonably be expected to carry. In their day, this was a single-shot muzzle-loading musket. In our day, this is an M-16 (and derivatives, such as the AR-15) or an AK-47.

A citizen-soldier (or group thereof) could reasonably defend himself (themselves) against an organized group sent by a tyrannical government (think of what Solzhenitsyn described in Gulag Archipelago) if said citizen(s) were equipped with an AR or an AK. (I believe this is why these classes of rifles are demonized by the communists/socialists/liberals and their media mouthpieces in the USA.) The same citizen(s) would have no use for a nuclear weapon or an Abrams MBT or an F-35, as these aren't really the kinds of weapons used by governments to go house-to-house arresting people, and therefore not the kind whose use a citizen would need to deter.

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Cloud9.5 thatthingcanfly Sun, 08/05/2018 - 07:59 Permalink

Since corporations are private citizens and since corporations manage nuclear reactors, nukes are in private hands.  Since ebola victims can get on a plane and fly to the United States, biological weapons are in the hands of private citizens and have been brought to the United States.  The position these weapons are not in private hands is a straw man put up by sophists.

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thatthingcanfly Cloud9.5 Sun, 08/05/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

I don't know why I'm bothering, but...

A nuclear reactor is not the same thing as a nuclear weapon. Read some about criticality versus supercriticality.

A person infected with Ebola is not the same thing as weaponized biological agents. The Ebola-infected person DIDN'T WANT to be infected. The terrorists threatening us with Anthrax and Smallpox bombs 18 years ago DID WANT those weapons.

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dchang0 thatthingcanfly Sun, 08/05/2018 - 09:07 Permalink

Thing is, the Founding Fathers were used to crew-served weapons like cannons and privateers (warships) being in private ownership.

The towns of Lexington and Concord hid their cannon from the British by hiding them out amongst the crops.

I'm not sure how the Founding Fathers would have responded to weapons of mass destruction like nukes and chemical weapons, but I'm very sure they would have supported the private ownership of tanks and battleships and fighter jets.

 

To some degree, access to these are naturally limited by their cost (the free market at work). I figure that even if tanks and fighter jets were completely legal to purchase, with all their armaments, the vast majority of people would not buy them.

For example: in most states it is perfectly legal to buy .416 rifles, but they are very uncommon due to the limited use cases and high cost of the .416 firearm and its ammo (relative to other firearms).

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ImGumbydmmt Free This Sun, 08/05/2018 - 09:37 Permalink

Tomcat is an F-14

F-15 is an Eagle,

But we get your point.

Personally, I'm fond of the old P-38 lightning. not that is much good today, except in ground attack with 4 .50 cals and a 20mm cannon concentrated in the nose.

So nowadays i guess i would settle for an A-10 warthog.

But its just the old infantryman in me thats really likes close air support with a flying cannon when i need to bring hell on earth to

Al's luau snack-bar.

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ImGumbydmmt Free This Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:45 Permalink

yup.

The aircraft was acually designed around the 30mm vulcan "gatling" style  rotating barrel cannon it carries.

GAU Avenger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAU-8_Avenger

wiki quotes in italics

The standard ammunition mixture for anti-armor use is a five-to-one mix of PGU-14/B Armor Piercing Incendiary, with a projectile weight of about 14.0 oz (395 grams or 6,096 grains) and PGU-13/B High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) rounds, with a projectile weight of about 13.3 oz (378 grams or 5,833 grains).[9] The PGU-14/B's projectile incorporates a lightweight aluminum body, cast around a smaller caliber depleted uranium penetrating core.[10] The Avenger proved lethal when tested against M47 Patton tanks in 1979.[11]

The 30-mm shell has twice the range, half the time to target, and three times the mass of projectiles fired by guns mounted in comparable close air support aircraft.[1]

The average recoil force of the GAU-8/A is 10,000 pounds-force (45 kN),[5][21] which is slightly more than the output of each of the A-10's two TF34 engines of 9,065 lbf (40.3 kN).[22] While this recoil force is significant, in practice a cannon fire burst slows the aircraft only a few miles per hour in level flight.[20]

When i first watched an A10 do a gun run on some armor it was the sound that really impressed me.

Sequence of events, all took place in less than 2 or 3 seconds max

1. we are watching the intended armored vehicle target from about 600 meters away. close enough to lay hurt on us infantry, too far for us to do jack shit about since we were light dismounted, no "tow" missiles with us.

2. we see the a line of explosions track up and over the vehicle, tearing it up.

3. we then hear the violent BRRRRP! of the cannon from high behind us, and sound of the exploding shells on target reaches us about the same time

4. THEN, only after this, by about a half a second we hear the sound of the A10 jet engines roaring and look back to see two A-10 pulling the high bank right turn.

These aircraft engaged the target from about 1200- 1,500 meters based on the sound time lag, and they were coming in hot and fast such that you didn't hear their engineers until after they had lit up the target, and by the time you looked for them they were GTFO.

armor hit by an A-10  would never know its coming.

 

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Abaco Klassenfeind Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:23 Permalink

Who do you think you are to be able to give anyone permission for anything? Dumb fuck! Government is a creation, and supposed servant, of the people.  It cannot therefore give the people permission for anything. Why the fuck do you think you have the right to tell your neighbor what he can and cannot have? If you think you have that right why ask for a law.  Just go over to your neighbor and tell him that you don't approve of how he chooses to provide for his safety.  Then pull your own gun and take it from him  if he doesn't comply with your demands.  Do you think that is moral? You are too cowardly to do so but think if you pay some goon to d o what you are too pussy to do yourself.  Schweinhund!!!

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