With the advent of the affordable 3D printer and the PC connected milling machine, I recall the movie Jurassic Park. In that movie Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum, made an observation when Jurassic Park’s Creator, John Hammond, was explaining the measures they put in place to control the dinosaurs. In particular, by making all the animals female they removed the ability for reproduction that wasn’t monitored and registered by the facility.
To which Malcolm responded with:
John, the kind of control you’re attempting simply is… it’s not possible. If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it’s that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh… well, there it is.
In response one of the technicians quipped: “You’re implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will… breed?”
Malcolm’s response: “No, I’m, I’m simply saying that life, uh… finds a way.”
The hubris of the control that John Hammond tried to exert in the movie is no different than the control that gun controllers try to exert over law abiding citizens in America. And while it has taken longer for us to come to the nexus point of change than it did the dinosaurs in the film, gun control has finally and utterly been relegated moot.
For $1200 any person can purchase a PC Connected milling machine and make their very own ghost gun. By “ghost gun” I mean a gun that is free from the ever watching eye of big brother. All the gun control measures that have harassed, hampered and dickered law abiding citizens for years under the guise of combating gun violence has been laid bare.
Now that, with some raw materials and a computer program, the actual purchasing of firearms for criminals has become obsolete. The idea of gun bans becomes laughable because even the law abiding American has a right, nay, a duty to shirk the tyranny that would see them enslaved. So where weapons’ bans remain I see patriots building their own banned weapons to defend their freedom.
In the film Malcolm was right and his quote is applicable to the 2nd Amendment if you just interchange a few synonymous words:
The kind of control you’re attempting simply is… it’s not possible. If there is one thing the history of America has taught us it’s that liberty will not be contained. Liberty breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh… well, there it is.
There it is indeed. We have come to a point where technology has led us to a precipice. The government has lost all control over the ability to regulate guns and one could very well argue that they never had the right to try to do so in the first place.
The company Defense Distributed is selling a Computer-Numerically-Controlled (CNC) Mill for under $1200 that specifically creates the lower receiver for AR-15’s. Their promotional video is amusing, paying a mocking homage to California State Senator Kevin de Leon rambling statements of inaccuracy and fear mongering that gave the company the name for their mill: The Ghost Gunner
And the technology is only going to expand to new territories and crash through barriers. More guns are going to be able to be created, more programs. The DIY gunsmith revolution is beginning and gun control only has itself to blame. The more they tried to control the God given liberty of Americans, the more stimulus was given for that liberty to break free from its shackles.
These ghost guns are only going to get easier and cheaper to make. On top of that, new tech based gunsmiths may even improve on what Mr. Colt, Browning and others created over a century ago.
This is the future…and the future demands to be free.
Ghost guns…there it is.
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