In honor of California Senator Kevin de Leon, Aero Precision is making a Limited Edition run of “Ghost Gun” AR-15 stripped lower receivers. In case you missed it, the Democrat from Los Angeles made a complete idiot of himself back in January by declaring, “This is a ghost gun. This right here has the ability with a 30- caliber clip to disperse with 30- bullets in half a second. Thirty magazine clip in half a second” (watch video here).
These statements were so ludicrous that it’s really difficult to know where to begin. For starters, at “30- bullets in half a second”, or a whopping 3,600 rounds a minute, it would take something on the magnitude of the six barreled General Electric M134 MINIGUN to sustain that kind of firepower (watch video here). By “Ghost Gun”, Sen. de Leon was referring to untraceable firearms such as those without serial numbers or made by 3D printers. While it is currently legal to use a 3D printer to manufacture firearm components like an AR-15 lower receiver, it’s restricted to personal use and not for sale or distribution. In addition, the technology of a 3D VisiJet does not allow for the printing of the vast majority of gun parts or barrels. Moreover, 3D printed metal guns is highly specialized technology and does not fulfill the definition of Senator de Leon’s undetectable by X-Ray measure that SB808 aims to protect against.
Quite frankly, I think the concept of 3D printed guns are fascinating, but would never want to bet my life on one. Even if the technology progresses to the point where printing an entire working gun is viable on 3D VisiJets (watch video here), it certainly would not possess the capabilities de Leon suggests. Granted, it’s tough too get on TV and be 100% flawless. But if you’re going to propose anti- gun bills, the Senator from California should at least have a clue what he was talking about.
Senator de Leon’s gross exaggeration’s and inaccuracies are not an isolated incident. It’s common for the anti- gun left to whip the public into a frenzy, trying to convince everyone about the many evils of firearms, only to discover these people have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about, or a good reason to ban it in the first place. This was the case back in 2007 with Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and barrel shrouds. When Tucker Carlson from MSNBC asked her about the purpose of such a device, McCarthy admitted “I actually don’t know what a barrel shroud is. I believe it’s a shoulder thing that goes up” (watch video here). If your not familiar its purpose either, a barrel shroud is nothing more than a safety device to prevent the shooter from burning their hand.