Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Game Over for the Gun-Grabbers

[h/t Kent McManigal]

During WWII, the US manufactured, but didn't really do much to distribute or encourage the use of, a million  FP-45 Liberator pistols.

It was a simple idea, and a good one -- mass-produce a disposable pistol, something cheap enough to air-drop by the thousands into areas occupied by the Germans and the Japanese. The Liberator was only intended to be fired once, or at most a few times. Its purpose was to let you kill an enemy soldier and take his "real" weapon.

The CIA briefly revisited the concept in 1964 with the Deer Gun, but that fizzled when Vietnam escalated into a "real war" instead of an insurgency versus occupying NVA troops.

Defense Distributed's new weapon is named for, and obviously serves the same function as, the original Liberator.

One news report says that the CAD files for printing it at home were downloaded more than 50,000 times on Monday alone, and that all the usual suspects are worried.

And worried they should be. Even more so than Defense Distributed's recent experiments with AR-15 receivers and magazines, this demonstrates that "gun control" is finally, forever, and irretrievably finished as a possibility. It never was going to work, of course, but this makes that fact so obvious that arguing otherwise finally sounds as silly as it really is, so silly that only a nutjob like Michael Bloomberg could possibly argue otherwise with a straight face.

Worry the victim disarmament wackos some more -- download the files yourself, even if you don't have anything to print them on yet!

What would really be cool is for people who do have 3D printers already to start up little clubs of, say, 10 friends.  The one guy provides the printer. The other nine people go in on the cost of material to print 10 of these pistols, and on a 50-round box of .380 ammo. Everyone comes over for barbecue and beer or whatever while the printer runs; everyone goes home with a brand new Liberator and 5 rounds of ammo.

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