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In the world of firearms, a gun doesn’t have to work to be considered one. It doesn’t even have to have all the required parts. All it needs is the receiver which, legally speaking, is the firearm.
As such, you can’t take a firearm receiver into a place where guns aren’t allowed.
One anti-gunner, trying to make a point, used a police officer to circumvent the rules.
A second anti-gun activist was escorted from a gun-control hearing Monday after reportedly using a police officer to circumvent security measures and bring in a firearm receiver.
The hearing, which was open to the public and addressed a number of proposed gun control measures, attracted activists on both sides of gun issues. A large group of anti-gun activists, wearing matching shirts from the group Connecticut Against Gun Violence, attended to hear testimony from Executive Director Jeremy Stein.
According to Ray Bevis, legislative coordinator for the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Stein’s testimony did not go exactly as planned. Bevis told The Daily Caller that Stein had asked to bring as a prop a firearm receiver — and had been told that he would not be allowed to bring it.
But instead of making his point without the prop, Stein reportedly asked Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez to bring the firearm component in for him, thus circumventing security measures. Perez also testified on Monday in favor of stricter gun control laws.
This is on the same day when an anti-gun activist was caught expressing her desire to gun down the opposition.
However, Stein accidentally proved why gun laws are completely useless.
After all, the law expressly forbids him from bringing that receiver into the hearing, yet he did it anyway. He was apparently so convinced of the righteousness of his cause that he figured the rules didn’t apply to him.
Kind of like how criminals figure the rules don’t apply to them, so they ignore them.
Honestly, there’s no appreciable difference between the two.
Yet it won’t stop Stein from trying to push for more regulations that will inhibit people who do follow the rules. This despite proving that anyone who wants to ignore the rules, will.
The problem, however, is that I’m willing to bet a whole lot of money I don’t have that Stein doesn’t see the parallel. I’m sure in his mind what he did was completely different. The thing is, it’s not.
They want to regulate “ghost guns” like other firearms? Complete receivers are regulated. Less than 80 percent receivers aren’t, but you’re never going to regulate those. You can make it illegal to sell them over the internet or to ship to the state, but someone with a 3D printer or a CNC machine can still make a receiver, and the state will never stop it.
But by regulating it, what Connecticut is proposing will make it so the only people doing that are bad people who want to do bad things. Probably not the best idea, truth be told.
It’s just too bad that Stein and his fellow travelers won’t consider that for even a moment.