Anderson Cooper decided to tackle the issue of 3D printed guns on his show.
Who did he decide to interview? An engineer with experience in 3D printing? A gun designer? An expert on firearms laws? All of the above?
Fuck no!!! CNN turned to David Hogg. A tyrannical little activist shit who finished high school and didn’t get accepted into a single college he applied to.
Right off the bat everything about this topic was tainted.
“Trump’s State Department settled” is how you know it’s unserious. The State Department had a choice, settle quietly or get their asses handed to them by a judge over 1st Amendment grounds.
Obama’s state department was heavy handed with ITAR. I know ITAR. It is designed to keep weapons technology out of the hands of enemy nations. However, there is a balance to it. The government could (and had) go after you for making a YouTube video of milling your own 80% lower into a receiver or a how-to on installing a drop in target trigger into your AR. But those cases have been determined not to be ITAR violations.
So the settlement by the State Department with Wilson, rather than get get crushed in court, was a good call. Cooper presents it like “Trump just gave away the farm on untraceable guns.”
Then he goes to David Hogg. Why? Because he was a victim of gun violence. He has no knowledge or qualifications about this. Cruz didn’t use a homemade gun in the massacre. But Hogg attended a school where a shooting happened and now he’s an expert on all things gun related.
In the first minute of his interview he proves that not be the case. He jumps into the “the NRA makes money off gun sales (no it doesn’t) and how will the NRA make money off homemade guns” bullshit.
Of course, this will not impact gun sales at all. Nobody is going to replace their collection with single shot plastic zip-guns. I suspect a lot of ranges will ban these for the same reason they ban reloads – the potential for explosion and injury. For those who only print a receiver, guess who makes the uppers, barrels, bolt groups, and other parts necessary to make the rest of the gun? Gun companies. This whole argument isn’t just stupid, it’s fucking stupid.
Then he dives right into the “the NRA gave Trump $30 million of Russian money.” More horseshit.
This whole interview was filled with garbage, lies, and bullshit.
I hate this ghost gun bullshit. Criminals have been filing off serial numbers since serial numbers have been in existence. Any criminal who wants an untraceable gun isn’t going to buy or use a 3D printer to make a ghost gun. He’s going to get a gun off the street or through a straw purchase or just steal it, and attack the serial number with a Dremel. It’s a lot easier and cheaper and, unlike what you see on CSI, hard as shit to trace.
I can’t believe that Anderson Cooper did this interview seriously.
I have to believe that this is really a performance art piece titled “How to destroy the last of your credibility worse than Jim Acosta’s antics.”
It’s the only way this makes any sense.