GOA; Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1s to Law-abiding Americans

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Marlin T, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1s to Law-abiding Americans[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]-- State Department intimates that these historic relics may be melted down[/FONT]

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Apparently, things are going so well in the Middle East that the State Department now feels it can turn its attention to banning the lawful possession of firearms by American citizens. [/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]In a little-noticed decision in March, the Obama administration reversed an earlier decision and moved to block the importation of 857,470 lawful M1 semi-automatics which were being sold by South Korea in an effort to raise money for its military. According to Hillary Clinton's State Department, this action was taken because the M1's "could potentially be exploited... for illicit purposes." [/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Even worse, a spokesman for the State Department left the impression that the valuable historic relics could even be melted down, as Clinton's husband did during his administration. Suffice it to say that this is just another reiteration of the same anti-gun political theatre. And the cheers coming from anti-gunners like Dennis Henigan of the Brady Campaign are ample proof of that. [/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Possession of these guns by Americans is lawful. They are antiques of historical interest, particularly for those who, unlike Clinton and her husband, served this country honorably in America's foreign wars. And anyone wishing to acquire one would have to go through an Instant Check. [/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]If any American, going into the November elections, had any doubt that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party leaders hate guns and have contempt for the Second Amendment, this is proof. Reps. John Boozman and Paul Broun are submitting a letter to State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton -- demanding that this unlawful decision be reversed. [/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]And we are working with several legislators to offer an amendment on the next available legislative vehicle which would prohibit the administration from blocking the importation -- or even the destruction -- of these firearms. Please see the ACTION item and pre-written letter below.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]In fact, current members should be expecting another update on UN gun control efforts that will be arriving in their mailboxes soon. We can't fight all our battles through email and that's why we need you to be a member of Gun Owners of America.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]You can go to http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm and join Gun Owners of America for the cost of a box of ammunition. Get your friends and family to sign up as well. You'll be glad you did![/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]ACTION: Write your Representative and urge him or her to cosign the Boozman/Broun letter which demands that the unlawful decision against the M1s be reversed. You can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representative the pre-written e-mail message below. [/FONT]
  2. Night Driver

    Night Driver New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    While I am infuriated by the wrong headed attempts by the administration to prevent the importation of the historical M-1 rifles and carbines I also have a bone to pick with the South Koreans.

    ALL those M-1's were GIVEN free gratis to the South Korean military in the 1950's. Where do they get off selling them back to US? You would think that the blood and treasure spent by this country for the defense of South Korea would rate just a touch of gratitude and respect.

    Give them to the DCM. Refurbish as needed and sell them to legal buyers in this country.

  3. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    According to Hillary Clinton's State Department, this action was taken because the M1's "could potentially be exploited... for illicit purposes."

    This sentence jumped out at me when I read this article because in just the last few days pundits have been predicting that Hillary Clinton would make a run for president in 2012. Given that there were so many dems disappointed by her defeat by Obama in 2008, and the increasing unpopularity of BHO, I fear she could actually win the nomination and even the election this time.

    Somehow people have the idea the Clinton is so much better than Obama. The truth is that Clinton is as much a marxist as Obama and will plunge us deeper into socialialism.

    We better make damn sure we choose the right candidate to beat the dems in 2012, whether a republican or or third party candidate, the dems must be stopped.
  4. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I honestly can't see any criminal doing a robbery or drive-by with an M1.

    I would go so far as to say that Clinton is worse than Obama.
  5. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    And food given to local charities could be poisoned.:rolleyes:
    Her point is?:confused:

    I swear that people are so....

    Never mind.
  6. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Hillary Clinton's reasoning for being against re-importation of M1 Carbines and M1 Garands is "They could be exploited for illicit purposes"?????

    Hillary should be used to that. SHE has been exploited for illicit purposes for years by both Bill AND Barry. Maybe by both in different senses of the same word......
  7. xm774u

    xm774u Former Guest

    Jul 25, 2010
    beond the great abiss
  8. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    NE Ar. W. of Black River
    LOL. Imagine all the gangbangers with M-1 thumb. They are alwas shooting one another showing off their pistol. This might be a little too complicated for them to manage.

    How about cutting off the stock and sticking it in their drawers and having the bolt slam shut on...whatever.:D
  9. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Why do you have to be such a hater? :D:eek:;)
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