Apparentlyl the gov’t is treating it as a technology transfer. And there is a law on the books that they are pointing to.
but it still isnt a working gun
so if I transfer technology of a water pistol is that arms trafficking??
It's too bad we didn't have these CrackerJack Inspector Clouseau types when Billy Jeff Buttafuco was trading Technology secrets to the Chinese for campaign cash...
Transfer a known technology from an American acorss an international border? The same laws pertain to copies of any number of commercial software packages, which I'm sure have never been purchased over the counter at Office Depot, Radio Shack, etc. A crappy little .22, however? Call out the police! Call out the National Guard! Call out the SEALS!