I believe Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick is the first local to jump on this “new” bandwaggon:
This is unlikely to succeed for two reasons:
- It was done before and nearly bankrupted Smith & Wesson.
- The market share of even large cities can dry up and blow away with negligible impact on the firearms and ammunition manufactures.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is holding multiple events across New Hampshire today, including events on gun control and health care.
Two weeks ago the Clown Council discussed legislation pertaining to “ghost guns.”
Today there’s this:
“Transportation Security Administration stopped a man with 3D-printed handgun part in his carry-on baggage at LaGuardia Airport, CBS New York reported. The traveler from Kansas was stopped at a security checkpoint with the weapon July 3. The item included the trigger and body of the gun …”
Not sure why someone would carry the parts in carry-on bags, unless that is all they had.
I don’t think it’s paranoid to say local media is looking for stories to support this legislation.