RALEIGH – While counties across the State of North Carolina are literally voting to reaffirm and reinforce their dedication to their citizens’ inalienable right to bear arms amid waves of gun control crashing in neighboring states, the State’s Democrat Attorney General Josh Stein is suing the federal government because it is too respectful of the Second Amendment.
Attorney General Stein is joining a group of 20 states suing the feds over their friendly stance on 3D printed guns.
Breaking: Today, I sued the federal government over its latest effort to allow 3-D printed firearm blueprints to be released online. Ghost guns are unregistered, untraceable, hard to detect, & a threat to public safety. We won the last time & I’ll do what I can to win again.
— Josh Stein (@JoshStein_) January 24, 2020
The issue of 3D printed guns, and their legality, is a new one brought on my the liberating effects of technological advancement. Naturally, it has stirred the pot on the fundamental premise inherent in the Second Amendment, not to mention the First Amendment implications of muzzling law-abiding citizens.
There have been plenty of court room hearings on the topic in recent years. In 2019, a man in Texas was sentenced to prison for printing his own gun after being denied a purchase permit. The battle over blueprints, and whether or not they can be published, heated up all over again when the Trump administration took a friendly stance, erring on the side of individual rights.
Stein and the Democrats interested in gun control, however, are motivated by what they consider to the almighty collective and the all-wise government managers and they do not hesitate to push control at the expense of every person’s constitutional guarantee. This is especially the case for flashy lawsuits the Democrat AGs can push to help them maintain a reelection profile while pushing the Left’s agenda.
Stein has launched or joined suits against E-cig makers for making candy flavors, Facebook for its Cambridge Analytica dust up, and he even sued the federal government for repealing the individual mandate because apparently protecting Obamacare is part of part of the Democrat AG’s job description.
The suit charges that the federal government is breaking the law by making it easier for bad characters to get weapons in contravention of state and federal laws. It is noticeably devoid of reference to EVERYONE ELSE and their rights. Ne’er-do-wells will still break laws, regardless of whether or not these plans are to be allowed to be legally published. A multiple of means for those same people to violate laws already exists, in much more elementary form.
The case, and especially Stein’s partisan embrace of it, is a real time reminder that we must be vigilant in guarding our rights. As we can see all around us, serious threats to those rights can manifest quickly. That’s why it’s good to see counties across North Carolina stand up for the Second Amendment. Hopefully that growing response is precedent a new attorney general that respects the constitution in 2020. There are three contenders looking to show Stein an exit after the year is out. Luckily the president’s administration is there to fight in the spirit of it’ core function.