NRA hypocrisy around 3D printed guns and Schimel’s totally unprepared

Remember the long term meme from the National Rifle Association? “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns” (well yes…anyone hanging onto an illegal item would be an outlaw by definition…lol)? But the point of their argument is, even if guns were illegal, those intent on doing harm would be able to get a gun.

But now we have plastic guns…guns that anyone can print out on a 3D printer…without a background check…guns that can’t be detected in metal detectors.

The manufacturing of guns undetectable by metal detectors or airport screening has been illegal since 1988, but a recent agreement between the State Department and a 3D-printable gun advocate would have resulted in the online posting of blueprints for such guns Wednesday.

Well, guess what? The NRA says publishing the code to print a plastic gun doesn’t have to be regulated because…it’s illegal to do so. So since plastic guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have plastic guns!

Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, said Tuesday that news reporters and “anti-gun politicians” have “wrongly claimed that 3D printing technology will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of undetectable plastic firearms.”

Cox said regardless of whether blueprints for such guns are posted online, “undetectable plastic guns have been illegal for 30 years,” referring to a 1988 law that bans them and makes it illegal to produce, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer or receive such guns.

This is really rich. Anti-gun politicians “wrongly claimed that 3D printing technology will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of undetectable plastic firearms.” Actually it seems pretty obvious to me that they exactly are right and I bet his membership will be in the forefront of printing them.

And not even the president agrees on this one:

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the selling of such guns “doesn’t seem to make much sense!”

Now on to Wisconsin’s own Attorney General Brad Schimel, who just happens to be up for re-election in 2018. His take?

Attorney General Brad Schimel isn’t saying whether he would seek to stop the manufacturing of plastic firearms imperceptible to metal detectors but suggested the Department of Justice is studying the issue.

(emphasis mine)

Studying the issue? This has been an issue since President Obama’s administration…AG Schimel should have a position by now. No, really he should…just another example of not being up to the job of attorney general.

One take away here…the plans are already in the wild…and ‘gun enthusiast’s are printing plastic guns as I write this. So the next step is to dismantle the TSA stations at all of our airport gates, remove the metal detectors from our schools and businesses, and throw away any hand held wands used for security searches…because as of now they aren’t worth a lick and we are wasting our money.

At What Point Do Hearing Aids Become….Guns?

Remember the meme of the last few years? I like everything about Obamacare except the Obama part? Well it’s Deja Vu all over again to a point!

Senator Elizabeth Warren with the support of any number of senators including many from the GOP is putting forth a bill that would allow over the counter sales of hearing aids. Apparently only one in seven Americans with significant hearing loss can currently afford hearing aids. The rationale is expanded sales of hearing aids would lower the price and expand availability of the devices. Pretty common sense legislation. And certainly is supported by the GOP’s values toward a free market, private enterprise, and less government regulation core values. Right? You’d almost think so.

Needless to say the manufacturers and purveyors of hearing aids are opposed to the legislation since it would negate their monopoly and profit margins. But one of the other major opponents is the Gun Owners of America. The who? The Gun Owners of America! A Tea Party version of the NRA. Apparently allowing Walgreen’s, Walmart, CVS and Target the means to sell hearing aids to the near deaf is a violation of your second amendment rights. I kid you not. That’s the argument they are putting forth. Apparently some hunting enthusiasts purchase hearing enhancement devices to better hear their quarry and this would interfere with those purchases. It seems to me it would make those purchases more affordable with many more sources near at hand for the devices. So what the flock are they talking about.

Remember that except the Obama part? Well this comes down to opposing Senator Warren simply because she is Senator Warren…because she supports gun control legislation…and will be running for re-election in 2018…and is a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2020.

And you think that’s not the point? It’s exactly how they demonized Hillary Clinton well before 2016. It is directly the point…take her off at the knees before she can gain anymore traction for the future.

Corrections: 06/09/2017 Incorrectly identified the Gun Owners of America as the NRA.