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Obama bans over 100,000 (old) rifles
Korea Times via Volokh ^ | August 18, 2010 12:09 am

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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1 posted on 08/19/2010 7:01:46 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker

They will get into the US, one way or another.


2 posted on 08/19/2010 7:03:11 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: NativeNewYorker

How many M1s have figured in crimes over the last 60 years?


3 posted on 08/19/2010 7:06:07 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: NativeNewYorker

Didn’t Patton say the M-1 Rifle was greatest wepon of warfare ever introduce to the field?


4 posted on 08/19/2010 7:06:09 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: NativeNewYorker

Under Obama, I’m suprised the CMP hasn’t been cancelled by now.


5 posted on 08/19/2010 7:07:34 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: NativeNewYorker

So they are saying American made rifles are junk?

I despise this Barack Buttstain Obama


6 posted on 08/19/2010 7:07:40 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"It was also worried the weapons could be smuggled to terrorists, gangs or other people with bad intentions."

How many lives must be lost to gang-bangers and their damned M1 rifles?! Those rifles are light and too easy to conceal! /s

7 posted on 08/19/2010 7:07:58 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

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!


8 posted on 08/19/2010 7:08:14 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: NativeNewYorker
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

Obama wants subjects.

9 posted on 08/19/2010 7:09:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: circlecity

“In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised”
- General George S. Patton, Jr.


10 posted on 08/19/2010 7:10:20 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Slump Tester
I wonder, could an enterprising South Korean set up a 'parts supply' business and mail order the parts? I could use some 'parts' for my kitchen appliances. :^)
11 posted on 08/19/2010 7:10:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: rahbert
How many M1s have figured in crimes over the last 60 years?

Shut up and sing rahbert!

We don't need no common sense infiltrating political decisions! ; - D

12 posted on 08/19/2010 7:11:22 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NativeNewYorker

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...


13 posted on 08/19/2010 7:12:25 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Is 0bama hoping to sell them to his friends fighting our troops in the Middle East?

That would be consistent with his previous behavior patterns.

14 posted on 08/19/2010 7:12:33 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

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...


15 posted on 08/19/2010 7:12:42 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: circlecity

“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!

(Grrrrr....!)


16 posted on 08/19/2010 7:13:41 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: mylife
“In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised” - General George S. Patton, Jr.

"In my opinion, the M1A is the greatest battle implement ever devised" - EGPWS /snicker

17 posted on 08/19/2010 7:14:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NativeNewYorker

“These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941.”

No friggen way on the 1926 date. Maybe 1936 for the Garand.


18 posted on 08/19/2010 7:16:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: optiguy
Under Obama, I’m suprised the CMP hasn’t been cancelled by now.

Unfortunately that lame duck still has plenty of time to screw that pooch.
19 posted on 08/19/2010 7:16:54 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: mylife
I despise this Barack Buttstain Obama

Buttstains are disgusting, however they deserve more respect than that mylife.

20 posted on 08/19/2010 7:17:54 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kartographer
Obama wants subjects.

Halfrican-American O's USA:

Land of the Free Freebie, and Home of the Brave Knave.

21 posted on 08/19/2010 7:20:09 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (Western Civilization: Aborting, Buggering and Contracepting to extinction)
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To: EGPWS

I sure wish I had one of those!


22 posted on 08/19/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: EGPWS

I suppose ye olde FN/FAL will have to do.


23 posted on 08/19/2010 7:23:03 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: NativeNewYorker

The M-1 is too heavy for the lazy pants down thugs to tote...not to mention most of them are too stupid to figure out how to reload without losing a finger....now the carbine is another matter...sweet little weapon..


24 posted on 08/19/2010 7:25:31 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: mylife
I suppose ye olde FN/FAL will have to do.

Poor baby...LOL!

25 posted on 08/19/2010 7:25:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rickomatic

Under a lame duck congress post-November, you think we’ll see another assault weapons ban?


26 posted on 08/19/2010 7:27:14 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: BCR #226
Keep it up Zero, yer making our efforts to kick you out of office that much easier.

Note to self...Obama and family seem to be taking advantage of vacation travel on the government debt in a rapid fire sort of way.

Perhaps the family is wise to coming events?

27 posted on 08/19/2010 7:29:11 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Eye of Unk
They will get into the US, one way or another.

Yep, beginning in 2013.

28 posted on 08/19/2010 7:29:59 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: NativeNewYorker

They wouldn’t happen to have a few Thompsons lying around too, would they?


29 posted on 08/19/2010 7:31:24 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: EGPWS

30 posted on 08/19/2010 7:31:45 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

yeah and the 30-06 Springfield cartridge will make the homy boys cry out its too big of a kick.

The M1 is excellent for rural home defense,and for hunting as well, it will drop every N. American animal worth eating.
Now my choice being a slightly more modern version is the M1A with its .308 my personal favorite.

Its a mans gun from the days of making every round count and not this prat and spray stuff.


31 posted on 08/19/2010 7:35:48 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: NativeNewYorker

And this surprises...Who?


32 posted on 08/19/2010 7:38:19 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: NativeNewYorker

There are still M1’s that can be purchased in the states. Most gun shows have vendors that are still selling them. What this tur* has done is caused the price of one to increase.

I pray that this joke is a one termer!!!


33 posted on 08/19/2010 7:38:43 PM PDT by TRAPPER2 ( God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America!! In God We Trust.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Greece had a big sale of M-1 Garands just about a year ago, and was fetching $500 a copy for mostly unfired, or fired very little weapons, many still in the original packaging. I recall some fellow posting pictures of the one he got for five hundred bucks when mint condition Garands were easily fetching a Grand or so a copy.

I hope these hit the market all at once and drive the prices way down. It would be nice to have one of these in the closet, not necessarily for me, but for the guy next door who shows up empty handed when TSHTF...

These all fire 30.06 Winchester, correct??


34 posted on 08/19/2010 7:39:34 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: EGPWS

“In my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised” - General George S. Patton, Jr.
“In my opinion, the M1A is the greatest battle implement ever devised” - EGPWS /snicker”

You do realize tht the M-1A (M-14) is an updated version of the M-1? The M14 cures the en bloc clip problem, uses the more modern version of the 30-06 cartridge, thereby providing the same firepower in a lighter cartridge housed in a larger capacity, quickly exchanged magazine, in the same overall package.....John Gerand was a consultant on the M=1 / M-14 redesign team......

FWIW I’ll take the M-14/M1A over the M-1 hands down......


35 posted on 08/19/2010 7:42:51 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ( Give Babs Boxer a pink slip just so we can call her ma'am again I believe she's earned it.")
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To: NativeNewYorker; dynachrome
Arrogant closet-case Muzzie prick. This is a Pearl Harbor on the 2nd Amendment by going after the C&R market, and you betchum it won't stop there. Not that M-1's are dirt cheap (and they're beautiful long guns), but C&R (curio and relic) weapons are the working man's way of building an impressive, functional collection without re-mortgaging the house. C&R's aren't your average Saturday Night Specials - many were first-line weapons of their era, and ammo is not only still in production, but plentiful and inexpensive. The Soviet Mosin-Nagant 91/30 is a prime example, and can still be had as an arsenal refurb for under $100. Bolt action, sure, but it chambers a 7.62x54r load that could blow the tread off a Panzer tank in it's day. They weren't called the Baltic Flamethrower for nothing.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

36 posted on 08/19/2010 7:55:01 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Forty-Niner
You do realize tht the M-1A (M-14) is an updated version of the M-1?

Nope, don't know nuthin' about no M-14, nope, all I know is someone I was a fishin' with said somethin' about an M1A he was totin' and he panicked and screamed about losin' it when the boat flipped over.

We both came out of it unscathed but all the contents of the boat was lost in that spring fed 500' deep mine pit full of water. ; )

37 posted on 08/19/2010 7:56:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Obamao will do everything he can to keep Americans from resisting the commie/Islamic takeover.


38 posted on 08/19/2010 7:59:41 PM PDT by pallis
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To: mylife

I have two friends who have Garands...we took em down to the firing range and all three of us blazed away...it as great!


39 posted on 08/19/2010 8:02:34 PM PDT by rlmorel (America: Why should a product be deemed a failure if you ignore assembly and operation instructions?)
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To: rlmorel

WooHoo!


40 posted on 08/19/2010 8:10:53 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: mylife
Okay, a little porn for the evening.

Photobucket

41 posted on 08/19/2010 8:10:57 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Sweet!


42 posted on 08/19/2010 8:12:15 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: EGPWS; mylife

That was before the boating accident....


43 posted on 08/19/2010 8:12:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

You too?

I love FReepers but we are lousy at piloting boats and canoes!


44 posted on 08/19/2010 8:14:08 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Koreans should simply return them to Uncle Sam who can check and sell them thru’ CMP like they already do.


45 posted on 08/19/2010 8:14:18 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Eye of Unk

Personal story about the M1.

A local COB (Crusty Old Bastard) had an M-1 Garand that he’d had since the war but didn’t shoot much.

The COB also had some flatland along a creek with a bluff on the other side which made for a perfect shooting range. He had on that a lean-to with a huge grill for cooking for large parties.

One day the COB’s adult grandsons bought themselves some Mini-14’s and lined up some bricks to shoot. They were raving about how powerful they were to knock big chips off the bricks when they were shot.

COB sees this and goes and gets his M-1 then proceeds to explode the bricks to bits. The grandsons, in awe, blurt out ‘what kind of gun is that’?

COB answers - ‘This is a M1 Garand. It’s a real rifle that’s won real wars, and when you’re ready to use what a real man uses, go buy one of these and shoot it.’


46 posted on 08/19/2010 8:21:12 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: Viking2002

I’d actually posted this a few days ago (different title).

I would love to have a Garand


47 posted on 08/19/2010 8:21:14 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Didn’t some of these get imported already. I saw a rack of M-1s at a dealer just outside of Philly. They were trashed and I’m not exaggerating.


48 posted on 08/19/2010 8:23:18 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: mylife
Yeah, I have a hard time multitasking when I am fishing...

This is my latest, however I STILL prefer my SOCOM.

They are both smile makers for me however. : - D

Photobucket

The AP4 is a generic picture, mine has an adjustable stock but it is a beaut....my second favorite "tall" baby.

49 posted on 08/19/2010 8:24:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dynachrome
Well, wise guy, if you posted it, I didn't get a courtesy ping on it, so I guess it's your fault I knocked on your door this late. HA! LOL

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

50 posted on 08/19/2010 8:25:24 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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