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posted by Fnord666 on Friday February 17 2017, @11:19PM   Printer-friendly
from the courts-aren't-buying-it dept.

It's still illegal to manufacture firearms for others without a license.

A Sacramento, California man was sentenced Thursday to over three years in prison for unlawful manufacture of a firearm and one count of dealing firearms.

Last year, Daniel Crownshield, pleaded guilty to those counts in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping other charges. According to investigators, Crowninshield, known online as "Dr. Death," would sell unfinished AR-15 lower receivers, which customers would then pay for him to transform into fully machined lower receivers using a computer numerically controlled (CNC) mill. (In October 2014, Cody Wilson, of Austin, Texas, who has pioneered 3D-printed guns, began selling a CNC mill called "Ghost Gunner," designed to work specifically on the AR-15 lower.)

"In order to create the pretext that the individual in such a scenario was building his or her own firearm, the skilled machinist would often have the individual press a button or put his or her hands on a piece of machinery so that the individual could claim that the individual, rather than the machinist, made the firearm," the government claimed in its April 14 plea agreement.

So, if he taught a class in how to do it would he also then be a criminal?


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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 18 2017, @09:04AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 18 2017, @09:04AM (#468534)

    "Criminal" is a label given by the ruling class to those they find threatening or capable of becoming threatening.

    Gun-making is able to get out of control of the ruling class and able to threaten them, so they deem it criminal activity. They sold the idea that making guns is illegal, wrong, corrupt, immoral, criminal, ....

    The people could innovate and make something that ends the tyranny of the ruling class. This is why they punish those who break (or bend) even the tiniest of those scummy "one-sided rules".

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