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.
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.