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I doubt he'll get the Nomination.
A false flag operation actively tries to destabilize the relationship between other nations. </quote>
No a false flag operation plays on the friendship of two nations to allow a third to collect information. A and B are friends, A does not like C. C sends an agent claiming to be from B. The agent is thus able to collect the information on/from A because A thinks he is from B. That is a false flag op. It can destabilize relationships but that is not the active goal or target.
The American intelligence community assumes that the BND, MI6 and everybody else we work with every day is trying their darndest to wiretap the Oval Office. And for all we know they do have a successful tap running. Amused, not really because it means our counterintel efforts failed. But not surprised or really upset either.
I drove for UPS this last holiday season, and I really doubt UPS is at all worried. The amount of volume a single schlub driving a package car can deliver and pickup in a single day is quite surprising. The swarms of drones that would be required just for smaller packages would be overwhelming, let alone being able to handle large and odd shaped packages, envelopes and large volume deliveries and pickups.
As to printing, I ignored that because it's a small irrelevant part of this discussion. We are not talking about a 3-D printer here. This topic is about Cody trying to ship a small CNC mill, something used in workshops and factories around the world every day to produce all kinds of stuff. Yes one that comes pre-programmed for a specific design, but still no different in capabilities (and possibly even reprogrammable for other purposes) than any other CNC Mill of similar size.
And the fact stands that pertinent to the goals of Distributed Defense and Cody Wilson the desires of the Mexican government or any other foreign government are irrelevant at this point. In the future that may change but for now he wants to sell and distribute within the boundaries of this country. And thus that is the shipping requirements he needs to meet.
The part that the government cares about and tracks can be and occasionally is blacksmithed out of a shovel. The barrels and other components are not tracked. The government has no idea how many of the other parts anyone has or where they keep, bought or shipped them. The receiver is the key component that you must go through an FFL to buy new. Or to buy across state lines. But the receiver is so simple to build that it can easily be made without any government knowledge of it's existence. The other stuff they don't track so build it your self (with a machine shop) buy it at the local gun shop or order online they don't track the components as they are not considered the firearm.
The right protected in the 2nd is the inalienable right of the people to keep and bear arms just as the freedom of speech and religion is the freedom of the people. It's not a conditional clause, it's an introductory clause explaining why the right of the people must be protected.
Your claim is false. Collecting stats is different from studying.