When we discuss freedom as a concept in the United States, this is a perfect example. We do not need to outlaw digital files. The files are not the issue. We aren’t going to ban books in the library that show people how to fabricate guns. The issue is with licenses. We need to have a better system around gun licenses, safety and education. Making things illegal has never worked (see alcohol prohibition as well as the war on drugs) if we want to change our culture of gun violence, making digital files illegal is not going to change that, we need to change how we see guns by creating a better licensing system and understanding that guns were made legal specifically for land protection and expansion during the settlement of the United States.