Before we begin, if you are an anti-gun advocate or just someone who believes in “reasonable common sense” restrictions and regulations, then grab the duct tape and wrap it securely around your head. I don’t want your head to explode all over the computer monitor when you read this. Once your head is secured properly, please continue.
Hopefully I have gotten your attention now and you are wondering what all the hubbub is about. Well, you know those crazy Texas folk walking around with long guns and causing all the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth? Well, they are taking their front line fight for gun rights to the next level. Tuesday, January 13th 2014 they will be in Austin to voice their support for House Bill 195, which would make open carry of handguns in Texas just like the current open carry of long guns, unlicensed and unregulated. In essence it would bring Constitutional Carry to Texas. I know, you’re thinking, “Really? Is that all?” and the answer is NO, not by a long shot. They will be visiting all 181 legislators and delivering their petition in support of HB195, but that is just the beginning. This is where it gets interesting…
As I said, it is about so much more than just open carry. This particular demonstration will be taking aim at federal law as well. With the help of a machine called the GHOST GUNNER they will be manufacturing firearms right there at the State Capital. This part of the planned events is what has been causing heads to explode left and right. Here is a prime example from FREAKOUTNATION.COM besides the typical character assassination and disparaging remarks, I especially like this line; “So what is this Ghost Gunner thingy? The gun requires no background check and the weapon has no serial number. I’m sure criminals will thank them for the tip.” Which they then follow with a video of what it is and what it does. Of course a simple search on YouTube will reveal HUNDREDS of how to videos for criminals to get tips on completing an 80% lower receiver, which is what they’ll actually be doing and not manufacturing a complete firearm. Just the part of it that the ATFBE classifies as a “firearm”. In my conversation with Jason Orsek, CATI founder and event organizer, he expressed his amazement at the fact that there will be people there with actual loaded and fully operational firearms as part of the open carry event, but drilling holes in pieces of metal to make part of a firearm has people in full freak out mode. Mind you, this is all completely legal even under current gun control regulations. People have been buying and completing their own unregistered, un-serialized lower receivers for years. The only time a lower receiver has to have a serial number is when it is being produced by a company or individual gun smith for sale in a condition that is more than 80% complete. https://ghostgunner.net/
So, why push the envelope so far beyond their mission to get open carry of handguns in Texas? I asked that and the answer is quit simple, it’s about gun rights, period. There are those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. The NRA was founded in 1871, long before the first gun control legislation ever saw the light of day. They have been the leader in the gun rights debate for as long as anyone can remember and what have we gotten for all that advocacy and talk? What it boils down to is this, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of gun control laws on the books across the United States and NONE of them have been shown to make any appreciable difference in crime, violence or safety in any way measurable. Some estimate the total number of gun laws on the books as high as 20,000 and some as low as 300 “major state and federal laws”. However, there is ONE law that should preempt them all and that is the 2nd Amendment of the Constitutional Bill of Rights. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Just as my Open Letter to Governor-Elect Greg Abbott pointed out the arbitrary and capricious regulations already in place to get a Concealed Carry license, this demonstration illustrates the absurdity of federal law in its attempt to regulate the manufacture of firearms. This is what happens when you try to chip away at people’s rights over time, you end up with asinine and often contradictory laws that are so complex and disjointed that there is always some way around it. In this case, Come And Take It Texas will retain half ownership of the Ghost Gunner machine and sell stock certificates for the other half of the machine. Anyone who wants to complete their AR 80% lower will be a part owner of the machine and can thereby legally use it for the completion of their lower with no serial numbers……
Read Full Story: Cold Dead Hands
CATI Texas Press Release: CATITX.com
Phoenix is the Co-Founder of DontComply.com, ComeAndTakeItAmerica.com, and host of the Don't Comply Radio Show.
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