Congress Moves to Ban Milling Machines That Can Make Guns


Democrats in Congress have introduced an anti-gun measure to regulate machinery that is designed for manufacturing firearm frames or receivers.

The bill, titled H.R.7468, and referred to as the “Stop Home Manufacturing of Ghost Guns Act of 2020” aims to restrict ownership of firearms manufacturing devices for private citizens without a FFL or a manufacturer that produces these machines for FLL’s.

The bill has the support of anti-gun advocates such as Everytown.

 

The definition of a "firearms manufacturing device" is not clear and has some questioning how far the bill will actually go to ban milling devices that can be used for generic metal milling and customization work.

While it could be argued by the bill’s sponsors that the measure is aimed at high-profile desktop milling machines like the Ghost Gunner and similar devices, it should be pointed out that there are dozens of different brands of hobbyist-level mini CNC machines for sale both online and at hardware outlet chains such as Harbor Freight that can be used in an array of metal and polymer fabrication work to include producing firearm frames or receivers. This suggests the bill’s sponsors may not be aware of what they are trying to accomplish, or, worse, are being coy with the scope of the legislation.

As Guns.com points out, this may not address the actual "issue" at hand for Democrats. With today's technology and 3D printers you may not even need a drill press or milling machine to create a polymer or aluminum frame.

The Giffords organization has also fully supported this measure.

“We must stop the proliferation of these easy to make, untraceable guns that can be obtained with no background check, “Adzi Vokhina, Giffords Federal Affairs Director, contends. “Clamping down on the milling machines that make it virtually effortless to create an arsenal of untraceable weapons from a basement or garage is a good place to start.”

Note the key word at the end of their statement. It's a good place to "start". It won't end here.

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27 thoughts on “Congress Moves to Ban Milling Machines That Can Make Guns”

  1. Seems the 2nd Amendment would protect citizens who want to manufacture their own arms…

    …that they will bear

  2. More proof the Democrats hate America. You can’t go banning machinery simply because it can make something you don’t like. Passing a “hate” bill like this is heading down a never ending road. What’s next? Banning television sets that allow you to watch FOX NEWS? Banning swimming pools because someone drown in one? Banning, banning, banning is pure nonsense.

  3. How stupid are our Congress Members, any milling machine, CNC, water jet, laser and many more machines are capable of making parts for the automotive industries, motorbikes, sweepers and many many other plastic or metal devises. The list for what a milling machine can be used for is endless. It’s a shame that these people don’t educate themselves prior to writing laws.

  4. Well when factories that use these milling machines to produce their products and pay their union workers who seem to ALWAYS back democrats see their jobs disappearing because of the lack of milling machines….what do those moronic liberals going to do when they stop supporting them?

    Next is the hammer….it is used in a lot of deadly assaults so they will have to ban them too

  5. right down the communist alley; the asshole dems in congress need to be gone, period. This will not stop here, next it will be knives, ammunition or anything one could use to defend themselves from the communist sponsored groups like antifa, blm , and other haters. this crap has to stop. when will then ban trees in case anyone wants to make a spear!!!

  6. The only thing that needs to be banned in this country is anti American liberals, FASCISTS, COMMUNISTS, & SCUMBAG ANARCHISTS. BACK THE BLUE!! TRUMP 2020/2024/2028—————————————–

  7. I guess the lathes are next….they can be used to turn the barrel/bore a true hole for the barrel of a rifle…

  8. Again, another feel good bill with no thought behind it. Typical demo-rats trying to satisfy their socialist friends. Be damned with Soros and his money. Go crawl into one of your Nazi holes.

  9. Give me a break. A milling machine is essential in the manufacturing of tool and die work, special parts as used in almost all equipment and machinery. From vehicles to toys.. dies and molds that create the products are made in shops with metal working machinery.. the milling machine is only one part.. although a very important part … of machine shop equipment. Having worked in both metal and plastic manufacturing companies, the “milling machine” is an important part of the process. As a gunsmith.. the first piece of equipment we purchase for our shop is a drill press, then a lathe and then a “milling machine.” It is possible to do milling processes with a drill press also… so what… ban drill presses? Dumb asses!

    This is another example of people that are clueless to what they are trying to do. Politicians… bet they all drive cars and use manufactured products in their lifetstyle. Punish us all for the misdeeds of a few. Cite me the statistics of homemade fire arms used in crime! Zip!!!!!

  10. If Americans don’t realize what is happening right under their noses they will deserve what happens to the Republic. This enormous push by the left to take over america in one election is so obvious even a dim witted, lay back Democrat or dumdum Republican see it. It’s our last chance to keep our freedom; better pay attention.

  11. Communist did the same to the people in the country’s that we had to fight wars to free. How many will have to die to keep this country free. They call themselves progressive but they are regressive.

  12. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED PERIOD. Any so called HUMAN wannabe control scribbles on a piece of paper does not mean a Fing thing. They are going to take their Tutu wearing anti everything whiny crybaby drama god busybody nosy can’t mind their own Fing business Libtard coward Nazi wannabe power happy control freak B.S. and shove it up their asses or it’s going to get done for them. These little COWARD HUMAN WANNABE so called control laws are good for toilet paper and that’s about it. I don’t give a Flying F who you are, how much money you have, or what your little HUMAN GIVEN government job title is YOU CANNOT TOUCH PEOPLES GOD GIVEN NATURAL BORN CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED FREEDOM and RIGHTS PERIOD.

  13. these tyrants need to be banished to the lowest ring of hell before we loose what little is left of our country

  14. Bill H.R. 7468 and “ALL” other Bills against the 2nd Amendment are null and void. The Communist’s in Congress, including Adzi Vokhina, Giffords Federal Affairs Director that are pushing such Bills must be arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned or hung for perjury of Oath and treason.

  15. Hiding in the basement Racist Commie Joe Biden does not want to debate President Trump because he would be destroyed and exposed for the lying sack of turd he is! He needs serious psychological and medical care! The Commie Demoncrats party of Satan, should be charge with elderly abuse on the senile and Dementia inflicted Biden ! He should retire and smell people’s hairs in privacy! Nobody will be the wiser, or for that matter care! Do us a favor, and give up the quest to become president you are not fit to do so! You’ll only be a useful idiot and puppet for the demoncratic liberal commie godless party of Satan and treasonous RINOs!! If the NAZI Commie Demoncrats win, the United States will turn into one big Commie third world shit hole! Guaranteed! Trump 2020 and beyond! Greatest President Ever!

  16. Ehe democrats in congress are forgetting the 2nd amendment. Why do they insistant on moving away from what the people want. If they want to know what the people want, they can go to the FBI a check the GUN SALES for April, May and June 2020.

  17. Without a doubt, Lib Congress is INFESTED with morons, you don’t need a milling machine to make a gun nor ammo; the same way the Mexican cartel exports drugs to Burrorats in the US, they also are making guns in Mexico for export, in a brilliant move Lib congress just put BLACK MARKET into effect.

  18. As a high school student, I made a smooth-bore pistol out of scrap metal, mostly from the junk bin of an auto shop.
    Tools used: solid workbench, vise, hacksaw, hammer & cold chisels, hand drill & bits, files, & machinists square. Are these to be banned as “firearms manufacturing devices” ?

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