Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bring Our M-1s Home!

The M-1 Garand rifle was used by American infantry in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. After the Korean War, the United States left nearly one million M-1s in South Korea for that country's defense. In 2011, South Korea would like to be able to sell the authentic M-1s to collectors in the United States.

One serious problem: the Obama Administration has moved to block them. Never mind that the rifles were manufactured here in the first place, and newer versions can be legally bought here.

Speak up to your Congressmen about allowing them to be imported back into the United States.

H/T Townhall

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two issues:

Ownership: if they are lend-lease, they still belong to the US and can't be sold without prior approval, but could be returned to the US government and sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. If the South Korean government purchased them, they can sell them to whomever they like, but there may be restrictions on their importation.

Laws: The re-importation of US made semi-auto milsurp weapons was outlawed in 1994 when Bill Clinton invoked the "sporting purposes" clause of the GCA of 1968. In 1989 the importation of foreign made semi-auto milsurp weapons were banned by Bush I under the "sporting purposes" clause of the GCA of 1968.