Monday, November 27, 2017

Ban Electric Drills and Aluminum Next

11/24/17 AP:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.”
The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the providers that host and to disable the websites for violating the hosting companies’ terms of service.
The sites sell kits, components and machines that help create homemade semi-automatic weapons. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop, and advances in 3-D printing and milling have made it easier to do so. The kits can be purchased legally for a few hundred dollars without the kind of background check required for traditional gun purchases.
Hat tip to Shall Not Be Questioned.


  1. "It's perfectly legal but who cares?!?"

    I do like how they mention violating the TOS of the hosting companies, but never actually make mention of exactly what part of the TOS is being violated.

    I looked up DreamHost's AUP (their TOS is purely business-level stuff).

    It says you can't use them for illegal things, or various network-hostile activity, or "investment sites".

    They are presumably trying to stretch "conspire to commit or support the commission of illegal activities is forbidden" to "selling perfectly legal parts that someone might eventually do something illegal with" as a violation.

    Since it's legal both to sell an 80% lower, to turn one into a firearm (well, generally, at least), and to possess one (same), there's no "conspiracy" aspect in selling one.

    I expect DreamHost to tell them to pound sand.

  2. Everyone is all scared because "net neutrality." Yet providers are asked to blacklist websites that other people don't like.