Stephen Frank writes at California Political Review:
Seriously, if you are in your garage, manufacturing a gun, would you tell government? If you were in your computer room using a 3-D printer to create a gun, why would you tell government? The reason you are doing it yourself is that you do not trust government. For instance, if you are in a messy divorce and your spouse claims abuse, government can take your weapons without any proof of a crime. None. We no longer live in a constitutionally protected nation—think about the illegal aliens allowed to break the law, with the protection of government.
We’ve mentioned this before. If you hate guns, but love the rule of law, then you should hate gun laws. They do not actually control guns or gun ownership. Instead, they encourage lawlessness and make the legal system contemptible. If your desire is a peaceful society with less violence, then the very last thing you ought to be doing is causing the People themselves to hate and despise the laws that are supposed to govern them. This is what gun laws like AB 857 do. They make criminals out of the law abiding and do nothing to stop actual criminals.