You couldn’t talk about your rifle or pistol, or even the ammunition you shoot on your blog? What if you had to get Federal permission or face jail time and fines?
From the NRA/ILA Blog HERE–
Even as news reports have been highlighting the gun control provisions of the Administration’s “Unified Agenda” of regulatory objectives (see accompanying story), the Obama State Department has been quietly moving ahead with a proposal that could censor online speech related to firearms. This latest regulatory assault, published in the June 3 issue of the Federal Register, is as much an affront to the First Amendment as it is to the Second. Your action is urgently needed to ensure that online blogs, videos, and web forums devoted to the technical aspects of firearms and ammunition do not become subject to prior review by State Department bureaucrats before they can be published.
And this from the Washington Examiner HERE–
Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a “gag order on firearm-related speech,” the National Rifle Association is warning.
In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.
This is yet another attempt, IMHO, to silence those of us who are 2A supporters, and to restrict the flow of information about guns and cartridges. I can’t help but think this is all being brought about by the response to the 3D printing capability that is emerging as new technology and the folks that have built and shot both pistols and rifles based on 3-D prints. It also puts paid to the idea of ‘tracking’ of all guns, as these are effectively ‘ghost’ guns, not registered, accounted for or anything else.
The real question is, who will be the first to go under the ‘gun’ so to speak? The NRA blog? Shooting Illustrated online, American Rifleman online, the gun manufacturers web sites? Michael Bane’s blog?
Who knows… I sure as hell don’t!!!