Obama Administration Blocks Sale of Surplus Korean War Rifles

Obama Administration Blocks Sale of Surplus Korean War Rifles

The Obama administration has moved to block the sale of 857,470 Korean War vintage rifles. The rifles were previously approved for sale from the South Korean government to American citizens, but the Obama administration yanked back approval without explanation.

The rifles consist of 770,160 M1 Carbines and 87,310 M1 Garand rifles.  These rifles are fifty years old and are technically “curios and relics”, but they are still fine pieces of equipment which can be used in hunting deer and other wild game.

The rifles are also important pieces of history.  These weapons were used by American soldiers to protect South Korea from the Red Chinese.  These rifles are fairly rare in the United States and should be preserved as an important part of our national heritage.

These rifles are semi-automatic and are full legal in the United States.  The Obama administration is exploiting a loophole in the law which allows them to ban these rifles due to their previous ownership.  The South Korean government sold 200,000 of these rifles in the United States in 1987 and those rifles have served Americans well for more than two decades.

This appears to be one more step by the Democrats to make affordable firearms unavailable — effectively implementing gun control on everyone but the wealthy. The administration is refusing to comment on this gun ban — yet another example of how Barack Obama has created one of the least transparent administrations in American history.

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JOHN
JOHN

we the people has gone to the dogs stop the injustice life member NRA it has to stop someday when are the we the people going to put the USA back into free country before its taken away JFB

dawg doolittle
dawg doolittle

well whada ya expect when you let a communist get elected?

Sportfury65
Sportfury65

What part of "infringed" does Obama not understand? Why hasn't the NRA done anything except jawbone the illegal ban? .

Peter Suciu
Peter Suciu

We've been following, and reporting on this story for two weeks at FirearmsTruthc.om. It is interesting that there is little mention from the State Department on the Arms Control Import Act, which controls the flow of arms in and out of this nation. Instead the governement comes up with silly logic about it.

NY1911
NY1911

“Asked why the M1s pose a threat, the State Department spokesman referred questions to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF representatives said they would look into the question Monday afternoon, but on Wednesday they referred questions to the Justice Department. DOJ spokesman Dean Boyd referred questions back to the State Department.” - Look at that …From the State Dept to the ATF ---ATF tosses it to the Justice Dept –DOJ throws it back to the State Dept ? This is unreal ..They can not justify this and keep passing the Buck to another Dept hoping it will what ..go away ? There could be more going on here than what we see. I wonder if Hillary made the call on this after her Husband gave his opinion. The Gun Lobby cost him ...and I'm sure the Clinton family remembers that. - These Rifles should be brought home where they will be appreciated by Collectors/Military Historians/ Match Shooters . Whoever decided not to go through with this deal has probably never held a Garand and wouldn’t even know what an M1 Carbine was. But it’s obvious they have no interest in them. Funny how they justify it by saying they’re concerned they may fall into the wrong hands .. Criminals have no interest in these pieces of American History either. If the CMP gets in on this and enough people push hard enough …they won’t have any choice but to back down and allow them to come in.

Sheepdog81
Sheepdog81

Another illegal move by Obama. 200,000 of them were sold to Americans starting in 1987...how many have been used to hurt someone? Probably none. Very few, if any. Again, he has arbitrarily banned a firearm against our 2nd Amendment rights. The only organization powerful enough to fight him is the NRA. Join today! www.NRA. com

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