CA bill would ban 3D gun

CA bill would ban 3D gun

3D gunMay 12, 2013

By John Seiler

Friday I wrote about federal attempts to ban a 3D gun that you can “print” on your desktop. I pointed out how such bans were similar to how the Soviet Union tightly controlled Xerox copiers, and banned unauthorized use.

Now this:

“State Senator Leland Yee (D-SF) said he’ll seek to ban that use of the technology. Yee said California should be “proactive” about stopping the potential proliferation of guns that “are invisible to metal detectors and that can be easily made without a background check….. We must ensure that it is not used for the wrong purpose with potentially deadly consequences.’”

He’s planning on introducing legislation later this year.

The blueprints for such guns are available free on the Internet. The only way to ban such guns would to take five actions, all essential:

1) Completely ban 3D printers of any type. This would sharply reduce Americans’ economic freedom even more than it already is.

2) Completely ban any blueprints of 3D guns. This would entail closely watching Internet use for every persona and business in California.

3) The California government would have to take over and run all businesses associated with the Internet to make sure they didn’t advance the 3D guns. The government would have to seize Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, etc. The companies would then be run by government agencies, such as the DMV. Any attempts by company personnel to leave the state would be halted, and the officers thrown in prison.

4) All California businesses and homes would be searched frequently to make sure they didn’t acquire 3D technology on the black market. Computers would be licensed and limited. Cell phones would be banned.

5) The state’s borders with other states and Mexico would be sealed off to prevent anyone from entering or leaving without permission. Such people might bring in illicit 3D printers; or take leave the state only to purchase 3D printers elsewhere then bring them back.

In short, Lee’s proposal would work only if a Soviet-North Korean-style police state were imposed. If he actually advances his anti-3D gun legislation, he should make sure the that part is clear in the text.

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