State Agents Fear Cody Wilson’s Ghost Gunner Machine
Crypto-Anarchist Cody Wilson is doing yeoman’s work advancing a power the state most fears, anonymity. His Ghost Gunner Machines are here, and they can be used to create Glocks and 1911s, two of the most ubiquitous pistols in America. That fact is most likely the reason he chose those two pistols to be the first models the Ghost Gunner Machines are equipped to handle.
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The Ghost Gunner Machine allows you to create a lower receiver for a gun, without any registration. These guns are untraceable. They exist outside the matrix of the state’s databases. It’s as if they didn’t even exist, hence the term “ghost gun.”
I’ll let you take in this little exchange Wilson had with a state-friendly media outlet, CBS Austin, and see just a little of the reaction of the ‘authorities’ at the prospect of a ghost gunner machine, along with the fear tactics they deploy to help win support for stopping Wilson and his quest to achieve anonymity in the gun world.
From CBS Austin
Defense Distributed has released a machine that helps you make untraceable guns in your garage with no background check.
KEYE first talked with Cody Wilson last spring when his machine was being used to make rifles, and he told KEYE something bigger was coming.
Now it’s here and law enforcement doesn’t like it.
Cody Wilson with Defense Distributed admires his new creation. “There’s no markings,” Wilson said. “There’s no identifying maker’s marks. This is a ghost.”
His homemade handgun could change the gun control debate. “Something about this pistol, I just think the public doesn’t understand yet,” Wilson said. “It’s here. I think it changes American gun politics.”
At 29, Wilson fired a shot across the bow of gun control in 2013 with the Liberator, the world’s first 3D printed gun.
The aim of the self-described crypto-anarchist was to share the blueprints of the gun online with the world. But two days later, the U.S. State Department shut him down for violating the Arms Export Control Act. However, the designs were downloaded more than 100,000 times.
Now, to help fund his legal fight with the government, Wilson developed the Ghost Gunner machine. He started with AR-15 rifles. The machine is no bigger than a microwave oven and it precisely drills the holes in an 80-percent lower receiver so you can build a rifle or a handgun.
“That’s the 1911,” Wilson said as he showed off his gun. “The most popular handgun of all time.”
His machine can also mill a Glock……
“It’s untraceable so we have nowhere to start to go back and trace that firearm,” Fred Milanowski, ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Field Division, said.
ATF traces about 300,000 crime guns a year with one goal. “Track it and find out how the trigger puller got his or her hands on that firearm.” Milanowski said.
But with an un-serialized ghost gun he says it’s impossible……
….Wilson says he is not doing anything illegal and he says the gun market demanded this type of weapon building and customization.
“I’m not here to comfort you man,” Wilsons said. “The threat is real. Ghost guns are happening. People can make these things. You’re invited to step in if you want. It’s as American as apple pie to make a gun for yourself.”
On last check, Wilson’s Ghost Gunner machine was sold out on amazon.com. So far he’s sold more than 4,000 machines with a price tag of $1,600.