posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:52 PM
I remember posting in a thread about Eric Holder saying that gun control was a part of the Obama plan. He said the time wasn’t right to make the
move yet. Well now that the great gun craze of 2009 is over it looks like the time has come.
The Obama administration’s State Department has decided to refuse South Korea the right to import M1 Garands and M1 Carbines that were carried by US
soldiers during the Korean War. The State Department says that the weapons may be used for “illicit purposes.” They also say they are talking to
South Korea and the US Army about ways to “Dispose” of these weapons.
I urge everyone here to take the time to write their elected officials and let them know that these weapons are more than guns. They are a part of
America’s history. They are also tax payer property that is legal to own according to federal law.
Here is a link to the story.
Obama Reverses Course
These weapons are over fifty years old and are considerred curio and relic guns. They are of special interest to collectors and museums. Beyond that
they are used to teach marksmanship and gun safety courses. There is no reason to ban the importation of these guns.
My grandfather carried an M1 Garand in the Korean war. I would love the chance to own one of these weapons. We he died I recieved nothing of his. For
me this would be a way to stay connected to his legacy. However, this administration feels it is fine to destroy the legacy of our forbearers. They
believe it is the right of unelected bureaucrats to tell us that we are not allowed to own a piece of our history because they are scared of "high
By allowing things like this to happen Obama's adminstartion is saying that the soldiers who served in Korea did so in vain.