Problem is so does every loony tune, prepper, survivalist, criminal, patriot, guerilla or freedom fighting terrorist.
Take TM 31-210 (Improvised Munitions Handbook) 1969 as an example.
Call it the old US military’s version of the anarchists cookbook.
Their worlds answer to a foreign government’s control of weaponry, i.e. make your own.
Things have moved on and there is a library full of titles, most downloadable, most reasonably good reading on a wet afternoon.
Not long ago the US threw one heck of a wobbly about 3D printers and the all plastic improvised handgun, The Liberator. A pointless effort as by the time they found out about it the whole of the Internet knew about it.
It also laid the basis for building non heavy load bearing parts of modern weaponry like a full AR-10 or 15 lower receiver and magazines.
The Internet is the main source of ‘information’ in just about any subject you care to mention and, after you have the book that holds your interest, it’s a simple case of sourcing the materials and you knowing the basics of engineering.
Yet when you read about people being arrested for having copies of X,Y,Z which could be used by terrorists, it’s a pretty lame prosecutor that tries them’ for what is freely available and all part of the B.S. “Art of manliness”.
Although it’s a pretty good ‘slam dunk’ for a limp wrist politician looking to make their name out of ‘tackling extremism’.
So how do you find out if the publication you freely downloaded is on some B.S. banned list? Simple, ask the Internet!
Although by then the thought police will have subpoenaed your browsing records and be well on the way to creating a cast iron case for throwing away the key to your cell.
Yet that list is also an interesting one.
For instance the children’s book Alice in Wonderland is on it.
Banned for alleged promotion of drug use and portrayal of anthropomorphized animals.
A really subversive book.
That and the Holy bible because of it’s religious overtones.
Liberalism or just frightened of Christianity? You decide.