This week, I want to let you know about a computer connectable milling machine for do-it-yourself gunsmiths that is getting quite a bit of attention. The reason it’s getting scrutiny is because it is another method for creating untraceable guns.
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OK, let me tell you about Ghost Runner.
Better yet, let me provide you a link to a comprehensive article about Ghost Runner and point out some key aspects of the machine.
The article is titled, “The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home.” Here are some key pieces of the article:
“When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now he’s moved on to a new form of digital DIY gunsmithing. And this time the results aren’t made of plastic.
“Wilson’s latest radically libertarian project is a PC-connected milling machine he calls the Ghost Gunner. Like any computer-numerically-controlled (or CNC) mill, the one-foot-cubed black box uses a drill bit mounted on a head that moves in three dimensions to automatically carve digitally-modeled shapes into polymer, wood or aluminum. But this CNC mill, sold by Wilson’s organization known as Defense Distributed for $1,200, is designed to create one object in particular: the component of an AR-15 rifle known as its lower receiver.
“That simple chunk of metal has become the epicenter of a gun control firestorm. A lower receiver is the body of the gun that connects its stock, barrel, magazine and other parts. As such, it’s also the rifle’s most regulated element. Mill your own lower receiver at home, however, and you can order the rest of the parts from online gun shops, creating a semi-automatic weapon with no serial number, obtained with no background check, no waiting period or other regulatory hurdles. Some gun control advocates call it a “ghost gun.” Selling that untraceable gun body is illegal, but no law prevents you from making one.” [emphasis added]
You might ask why Wilson is making this machine available.
According to the article, his reason is “To show how technology can render the entire notion of government obsolete. He’s spent the last two years developing firearms designed to be printed as easily as ink on a page, neutering attempts at gun control. ‘This is a way to jab at the bleeding hearts of these total statists,’ Wilson says. ‘It’s about humiliating the power that wants to humiliate you.’”
Now you may agree or disagree with Wilson’s reasoning, but as members of the Self-Reliance Institute I want you to be aware that there are people who are not going to sit back and acquiesce (some would say surrender) while the government slowly destroys the Second Amendment.
But make no mistake, this technology (there are other ways of doing this for far less money) is very controversial. Gun control advocates hate the fact that there are many ways to create untraceable and unregistered guns.
Still, Wilson isn’t shying away from the controversy. In fact, he’s embracing it.
According to the article, when asked about how he would feel if one of his machines created a gun that was used in a violent and deadly crime:
“Wilson stands by the answer that he’s given to that question when it was asked of his 3-D printed guns: That the potential for violence is part of the price of freedom. ‘I believe it’s in the stable of popular rights afforded to the people, a republican ideal consistent with civil liberties,’ he says.
“’You can have an unserialized toothbrush, and you can have an unserialized rifle,’ he adds. ‘This is important to me. The untraceable firearm is my stand.’”
Reasonable people can disagree with Wilson, but we should all know that this option exists and that there are many people who feel the same way Wilson does, even if they don’t go as far as building an untraceable gun.
I’d love to read your thoughts about Ghost Gunner and untraceable Ghost Guns. As always, you can email me at [email protected]
Be safe, secure and free,
Rob Douglas – Former Washington DC Private Detective
PS: I just learned that Wilson’s Ghost Gunner machine is so popular, he’s already sold more than he expected. So he is staffing up and will create more. See: “That $1,200 Machine for Making Untraceable Guns Just Sold Out in 36 Hours.”