The anti-gun zealots’ real objection to printed guns has nothing to do with the silly non-issue of their being “undetectable,” and everything with them being uncontrollable.
Check it out:
On Tuesday, December 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3626, a ten year extension of the “Undetectable Firearms Act,” by voice vote. According to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), he was the only “No” vote (although since it was a voice vote, that will be hard to verify). Not only did House Republicans overwhelmingly support this infringement on that which shall not be infringed, the bill was introduced by North Carolina “conservative” Republican Howard Coble. Coble has an “A” rating from the NRA. Admittedly, Gun Owners of America has awarded him the same grade, but in their case, there is reason for confidence that Coble will downgraded significantly. In the NRA’s case–not so much.
One interesting aspect of H.R. 3626 is the “Constitutional Authority Statement.” For the last several years, House rules have required that every bill be accompanied with a statement outlining what provision of the Constitution empowers Congress to pass the law in question. Rep. Coble would like us to believe that this bill is justified by “Article I. Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution.” That, of course, is the long-abused “interstate commerce clause.”