Quote of the day—Cody Wilson

Gun control is not dead, gun control is undead. We just keep killing it but it keeps coming back.

The handgun is at the center of what is protected in the Heller decision. So, whereas, AR-15’s may not ever be backed up by the Supreme Court, there’s no way of getting around, right now, the protections that the Supreme Court gave to the handgun. And so this is the core of the Second Amendment liberty as it’s currently understood.

Cody Wilson
Director of Defense Distributed
February 5, 2018
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[For certain values of “understood”.

These are interesting times we live in.—Joe]


5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Cody Wilson

  1. More importantly, for certain values of “right now”.

    That’s the trouble with the work done by the courts for the past 225 years: they have always worked to twist and warp the plain English words of the Constitution beyond all reason.

    While today’s warp of the 2nd Amendment is somewhat helpful to good people, it is only barely so. And it’s subject to change without notice, because no judge that I am aware of actually takes the Constitution seriously, or has much of any interest in obeying its dictates.

  2. No offense to Cody, he’s a Patriot, but let’s look at the value of an “untraceable” handgun. If YOU build it, and keep it, and carry it concealed, it can only come to the attention of the Government via your defensive use of it, assuming you shot straight and killed or grievously wounded your assailant. At that point, your “ghost” gun causes you more grief than not.

    To me, there’s something missing from this entire “Ghost-gun” equation. Seems to me that the ONLY thing enabled POSITIVELY by ghost guns is commerce which evades Infringements of registration/transfer-prohibition schemes. Problem for you: when a ghost-gun DOES come to the attention of the rozzers, they are going to try extra-hard to force you to reveal it’s source, it’s manufacture, etc. All that extra attention from the government is NOT welcome, and if you are enduring it because you think you are twisting the lion’s tail, you are a fool for doing so.

    • It allows you to treat a gun as immediately disposable in those dire situations where you really need a gun and mere possession, as well as self-defense, is treated as a crime.

    • The way I see it, an unregistered gun is not easily confiscated. That’s the obvious benefit; the others points you both mentioned are additional considerations that might apply at times.

  3. AR-15s may not have been directly backed by the Supreme Court, but the Miller decision rested on whether or not a short-barreled shotgun was a suitable militia weapon, by considering its use as a military weapon. By that standard, the AR-15 is definitely protected.

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