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Ban technology

A push to shut down websites that sell CNC equipment and 80% receivers.

4 Responses to “Ban technology”

  1. Ravenwood Says:

    So what’s next, 79% lowers? There are infinite numbers between 0 and 80%.

  2. mikee Says:

    I like to think of it as similar to price controls in the failure that happens when someone tries to limit consumption of a desired item. Back under Nixon and Ford, sirloin steaks had their prices limited by federal law. Suddenly London Broils were all the rage. Of course, while London Broils were always available, they were more expensive than sirloin, which oddly enough disappeared from meat department displays.

    As to the 80% rule, CNC software will have to be outlawed to prevent manufacture of advanced modern weapons. And when unformed lumps of iron are made illegal to prevent weapon manufacture, let me tell you about this thing called recycling, and where to find slightly used blocks of metal at places like railroad tracks, parked cars and local dumps.

  3. Bill Twist Says:

    Not to mention the fact that you can mold your own 100% polymer lowers now, for about $70 a receiver. Once you’ve got the mold, the price drops to about $32 per receiver.

    How are you going to ban molds and resin?

  4. Jay Eimer Says:

    I don’t think they could get away with outlawing CNC software. It’s everywhere and it’s easy to recreate. The invention of new software is complicated and expensive and takes a creative mind to see the possibility. Any competent software engineer can make a new version of something that’s already been done before.

    They might outlaw companies that sell 80% receivers or 1911 frames AND milling machines that come with pre-programmed routines to finish them. But once someone (anyone) HAS the routines, you can go to any machine shop, hand them the code on a USB drive or CD and ask them to make one from a blank.