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Saturday, August 4, 2018
Senator Makes Worst Anti-Gun Gaffe Since ‘.30 Caliber Magazine Clip’ Kevin De Leon
Ed. Liberals actually DO have a sense of humor; they just don't know it! Sen. Blumenthal lectures his audience on the AR 15...something he knows NOTHING about. And I had to include the legendary Kevin De Leon "magazine clip" video of 2014. Jibberish can indeed be funny stuff!
Tribune) – An astonishing number of elected Democrats and liberal media figures
have utterly lost their minds in recent days with regard to the proliferation
of blueprints online related to the 3D-printing of firearm components, but that
in and of itself isn’t particularly surprising.
Sen. Gaffe-a-Minute Blumenthal. Video available HERE
What is shocking is
the incredible amount of absurd inaccuracies, blatant disinformation and lies
by omission about 3D-printed guns on the part of the same anti-gun zealots who
vehemently oppose virtually anything and everything firearm or Second Amendment
A prime example of
such was a ridiculous speech delivered Tuesday by Democratic Sen. Richard
Blumenthal of Connecticut, which could very well go down in history as the most
ludicrous anti-gun speech ever, at least to this point, which should be a
relief for California politician Kevin “ghost guns with .30-caliber clips” De
Leon, who previously held that dubious honor.
Holding up a large
poster comparing an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle built with a 3D-printed
component atop a standard-built AR-15-style rifle, Blumenthal cranked the
self-righteous sanctimony all the way to the maximum level.
“Coming to a theater
near you,” proclaimed Blumenthal as he pointed at the picture. “Coming to a
theater near you, coming to a school near you, coming to a sports stadium, to
any public place … these ‘ghost guns’ are the new wave of American gun
“You will see them
around our streets, in our airports, our train stations, they are undetectable,
untraceable … forget about the TSA guarding the plane that you board,” he
warned, apparently oblivious to his own contradiction of how people would “see”
these supposedly “undetectable” guns in all of these places.
“These ‘ghost guns’
are a menace … the failure to ban them will mean blood on the hands of
officials who have that responsibility,” he added.
Oh, where to start
with this, aside from the obvious gaffe about a freaking full-sized AR-15-style
rifle being “undetectable.” What Blumenthal was most likely inferring by
calling the weapon “undetectable” is that certain components of the firearm
were built with 3D-printed plastic parts, which of course wouldn’t be picked up
by a metal detector.
failed to mention — perhaps deliberately, more likely out of sheer ignorance —
is that only certain components of the firearm can be built with plastic parts,
with other parts necessarily still requiring metal pieces, like the internal
firing mechanisms, and of course the ammunition … all of which would be picked
up by a metal detector.
Stephen Gutowski of
the Washington Free Beacon took to Twitter on Tuesday and posted a thread of
multiple tweets — which everyone should take a moment to click on and scroll
through — to try and clear up the insane amount of misinformation being put
forward by the media and politicians.
He proceeded to
explain how the 3D blueprints have already been posted and available online for
years, how it is perfectly legal for law-abiding Americans to build — or
3D-print — their own firearms at home, how the weapons still require metal
parts to properly function and how the lawsuit settlement the controversy
stemmed from was in regard to international export concerns — which can be read
about right here, courtesy of National Review — among other misconceptions.
Gutowski also reached
out to the National Rifle Association for its take on the controversy over
3D-printed guns, and received a statement from Chris Cox, executive director
for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, about the laws already on the
books with regard to actual “undetectable” firearms, which have been illegal
for some time, and still are.
politicians and members of the media have wrongly claimed that 3D printing
technology will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of
undetectable plastic firearms,” Cox told the Free Beacon.
“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.”
So there you have it.
Aside from the absurdity of calling a large rifle built with a few plastic
parts “undetectable,” Blumenthal either displayed his utter ignorance about
both 3D-printing technology and firearms more broadly, or is purposefully
misleading the American public in order to further his progressive anti-gun
Neither would be a
surprise at this point, and both are probably true.