The good news first: South Korea has received permission to export 87,000 WW2-surplus M1 Garand rifles to the United States. They will likely be made available to collectors and shooters via the Civilian Marksmanship Program. These lightly-used rifles have spent most of their lives in storage, and represent a terrific opportunity for owning a functional piece of history.
The bad news: South Korea was denied permission to export 770,000 M1 carbines because the M1 carbine accepts “high-capacity” magazines, and some claim that it can “easily be adapted to full-automatic fire”.
Yet another example of the arbitrary bigotry and discrimination towards guns. It fits in nicely with absurdities like $200 taxes on suppressors, the ATF’s idiotic point system for handgun imports, and restrictions on rifle & shotgun barrel length.