Building Guns As Protest, Ghost Gunner Machine in Austin, TX

January 9 2015
by Sam Cadle
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At a protest planned for later this month in Austin, TX one group is planning on bringing out the Ghost Gunner machine to be able to produce firearms right on site.  On top of making firearms on site, there will also be several other groups that will be protesting Texas gun laws on different dates this month.  One group will be carrying long guns and handguns, while Open Carry Texas is planning an empty holster rally.

Where the story turns for me is all these groups can’t get along just long enough to send a cohesive message.  Even in the media they are hurling insults and making sure that they are not associated with behavior they don’t condone.  It truly is shameful that our community can fracture that easily, splitting the message and making it more about the infighting.

At a second rally planned for later in the month by Open Carry Texas, participants will be carrying empty holsters instead of firearms. The group’s founder, CJ Grisham, said Tuesday that he had reached out to the Jan. 13 event’s organizers to ask them not to use the Ghost Gunner at the Capitol.

“I don’t understand the purpose of it,” Grisham said. “It seems confrontational, and really, needless. I mean, it’s the first day of the Legislature, we are this close to getting open carry passed, and now these guys want to come and manufacture a firearm on the steps of the Capitol? I just don’t get it.”

I find it especially interesting that we call things ‘confrontational’ when we come from a country that was founded on being confrontational with those that we disagreed with.  In this world of being politically correct, it would seem that we don’t want to appear confrontational or hurt the feelings of those that are servants of the people.

I do find the spin of making firearms on site to be interesting, and something that I am sure we will see in other protests in the near future.

Second Amendment advocates plan to manufacture guns at the Texas Capitol during an armed rally set for the opening day of the 2015 legislative session.

Come and Take It Texas announced late Monday that it had purchased “the Ghost Gunner,” a machine that uses 3-D technology to build firearms, for use at the Jan. 13 event, where participants had already planned to carry rifles and shotguns to protest the state’s gun laws.

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