There’s been a lot of fuss made over ghost guns. The ability to print firearm parts with 3D printers has been under attack for years now.
The gun control lobby says making parts for guns in this way is dangerous and needs to be regulated. Gun rights advocates say it’s in line with the Second Amendment and basic gun rights.
Now the city of Philadelphia just had a big development on the ghost guns issue.
Philly Judge Lays Down the Law
A Philly judge from the Court of Common pleas just blocked the city from its ban on ghost guns.
There is currently an ongoing case regarding ghost guns; in the meantime, this judge made the decision that the city doesn’t have the right to regulate and crack down on 3D gun parts until the case is resolved.
This is logical. Until a binding legal decision is made, why should the city have the power to get people in trouble and seize equipment related to ghost guns?
Philadelphia is currently in the middle of a massive murder wave. It is one of the worst blue cities in the country in terms of crime. Carjackings, rapes, drug dealing, and horrible violence are a part of daily life, especially in the inner city.
It won’t surprise you to hear that Philly is also one of the biggest gun-control cities. The city council has repeatedly been prevented from trying to grab guns, even though it’s against the law and the Constitution.
This is the latest example of Philly’s gun-grabbing desires being smacked down by the long arm of the law.
Today in a preemption lawsuit we're watching, a Pennsylvania judge enjoined Philadelphia from enforcing the city's "ghost gun" ban while the case continues: pic.twitter.com/69VMVtNtw9
— Firearms Policy Coalition (@gunpolicy) January 5, 2022
Passing Illegal Laws?
What is it with blue municipalities and cities and their desire to break the law by passing laws that are against the law?
If that sounds upside down, that’s because it is! The city of Philly is a perfect example of a place that’s obsessed with passing laws that get a buzz. These laws seem to be fighting gun crime, instead of actually fighting gun crime by getting tough on criminals and stopping the flow of illegal weapons.
At the start of 2021, Democrat Philly Mayor Jim Kenney made it illegal for the vast majority of folks without special licenses to print any gun parts. It fines those who break the law and gives jail time if you break it repeatedly.
The council said ghost guns are showing up in more and more crimes, which is why they needed to crack down on the non-traceable parts of these weapons that can be used for crime.
Let’s be clear: ghost guns could still be banned in Philly, Pennsylvania, as well as other parts of the country. However, for now, the laws against them are struck down.
Too many guns seized in Philadelphia are ghost guns — DIY, untraceable firearms that criminals can put together themselves.
My office has taken thousands of illegal guns off the streets, but we must do more: close the ghost gun loophole.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) October 12, 2021