The next evolution of gun manufacturing could employ 3D printing in the privacy of one's home to make untraceable plastic guns.
And National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch is all for it.
The sharp-tongued conservative political activist blasted Democratic elected officials who came out against the technology for downloadable guns. During a segment of Fox & Friends, Loesch argued that printing 3D guns is comparable to hobbies like... knitting.
Watch the segment below:
A federal judge in Seattle blocked the release of multiple gun blueprints on Tuesday that were originally scheduled to go live online. The decision was prompted by mounting concerns, including those expressed by Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Governor Thomas Wolf and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Shapiro issued a statement in which he warned the release of the gun blueprint files could impose "harm to Pennsylvanians [that] would have been immediate and irreversible," according to The Inquirer of Philadelphia.
Loesch spoke out against the injunction that banned the release of blueprints for ghost guns and defended the Trump administration.
"Let's get a couple of things straight about the 3D gun debate. It's silly to blame this on the Trump administration. You're talking about legal activity that's been legal since the inception of America."
She also criticized gun safety advocates for calling 3D-printed guns undetectable firearms, which she said have "been illegal" for 30 years..
"Thanks in part to the NRA that none of these lawmakers want to acknowledge. But then they want to blame that organization simultaneously."
@RawStory I really wonder if she believes half the crap she spews #feckless— the Chirpy 1 (@the Chirpy 1) 1533225150.0
@RawStory @jamel2blu We'll see how wholesome it is when ppl she loves are hunted down with these guns.— lawgurl (@lawgurl) 1533224817.0
Loesch mentioned the obstacles involved in acquiring the printers and the prospects of getting one herself.
"I'm actually looking into purchasing a 3D printer. And I was talking to a friend of mine last night and I don't think people realize how expensive it is to get a decent 3D printer that's going to be able to handle that heavy duty plastic."
The NRA spokeswoman added that criminals wouldn't be purchasing 3D printers since they can purchase firearms on the black market and "file the serial numbers off!"
"None of these arguments are based in reality. These people are fear mongering."
When Fox news co-host Steve Doocy asked Loesch why she wanted a 3D printer, she said:
"I'm interested in the mechanics of it, I just like how things work. And I think it would be fun to put it together. I mean, why not? It's like, I also knit so… I do! I knit all the time."
@RawStory I am a crafter of many types: quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, painting on craft wood, making holiday deco… https://t.co/hTtTdELGPm— Ann Brogan (@Ann Brogan) 1533221787.0
@RawStory This lady has hobbies all wrong.— Leonard Ortega (@Leonard Ortega) 1533242650.0
@RawStory @NewYorkerResist I wonder if she and Dana printed and shared patterns. Knitting patterns! not 3D weapon p… https://t.co/2EdhWxVscP— Phil Sullivan (@Phil Sullivan) 1533237086.0
@RawStory High speed bullets kill no matter where they are launched from. That I can tell y’all. #Butta.— Joseph Phil Del11 (@Joseph Phil Del11) 1533229711.0
Last month, the Trump administration allowed Cody Wilson—the gun rights proponent and mastermind behind the ghost guns—to post the blueprints online that would allow people with access to 3D printers to make untraceable, unregistered and unregulated firearms.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit claiming that the move would create unregulated access to weapons, according to the Seattle Times.
@shannonrwatts @NRA I researched Cody Wilson and 3D guns. I couldn't find on DEFCAD any knitting related blueprints… https://t.co/4RXAC93H53— Av Gutman🗞️🔥 (@Av Gutman🗞️🔥) 1533313365.0
The fight against downloadable guns is far from over. Cody Wilson remains resolute in fighting state officials who seek a permanent ban on downloading gun files.