Skip to comments.Obama bans over 100,000 (old) rifles
Posted on 08/19/2010 7:01:44 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
According to The Korea Times, the Obama administration has blocked efforts by the South Korean government to sell over a hundred thousand surplus M1 Garand and Carbine rifles into the United States market. These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941. As rifles, they are especially well-suited to community defense in an emergency, as in the cases of community defense following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Along with AR-15 type rifles, the M1 rifles are the quintessential firearms of responsible citizenship, precisely the type of firearms which civic responsibility organizations such as the Appleseed Project teach people how to use.
According to a South Korean official, The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents. It was also worried the weapons could be smuggled to terrorists, gangs or other people with bad intentions.
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They will get into the US, one way or another.
How many M1s have figured in crimes over the last 60 years?
Didn’t Patton say the M-1 Rifle was greatest wepon of warfare ever introduce to the field?
Under Obama, I’m suprised the CMP hasn’t been cancelled by now.
So they are saying American made rifles are junk?
I despise this Barack Buttstain Obama
How many lives must be lost to gang-bangers and their damned M1 rifles?! Those rifles are light and too easy to conceal! /s
Can you imagine what that would have done to the price of one? Instead of going for $700+, they would actually be affordable. I hope South Korea takes good care of them untill they can dump them on us!
“In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised”
- General George S. Patton, Jr.
Shut up and sing rahbert!
We don't need no common sense infiltrating political decisions! ; - D
Oh, this won’t go over well. The Zero administration just shot itself in the liver... pun intended.
Keep it up Zero, yer making our efforts to kick you out of office that much easier. Keep screwing around with gun owners and our CIVIL rights...
That would be consistent with his previous behavior patterns.
Iran about to get nukes and 0bama doesn’t lift a finger. Americans about to get collectible rifles and an administrative roadblock is erected immediately. Very telling...
“The greatest battle implement ever devised.”
- Gen. George S. Patton Jr. on the M-1 Garand
Thsi is so sickening and so repetitive. First Carter, then Clinton, and now Obama want to slap our faces while denying us access to these great U.S. made weapons. Bet they’d all love to be there when the “Captain Crunch” machine turns these fine arms into chewed up scrap.
Thank goodness I’ve got my Garand. Built it in 2000.
All praise to our self-proclaimed Dear Leaders!
"In my opinion, the M1A is the greatest battle implement ever devised" - EGPWS /snicker
“These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941.”
No friggen way on the 1926 date. Maybe 1936 for the Garand.
Buttstains are disgusting, however they deserve more respect than that mylife.
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