Good News, Bad News

Eenie Meenie Mynie Moe

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.

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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.

 

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3 Responses to “Good News, Bad News”

  1. Steve says:

    These rifles will NOT come thru the CMP. They will be imported by one or more regular importers. Below is a portion from the last CMP Sales Update that was emailed on 1/23/12:

    GARANDS FROM KOREA: Once again our phone lines and email boxes are flooded with requests for information on the purchase of M1 Garands from Korea. The Korea Times reported last week that the U.S. Government had approved Korea’s request to sell 86,000 M1 Garands to U.S. importers. CMP is not a firearms importer and if these rifles are sold to U.S. importers, they will not come to the CMP or be sold by the CMP. We will not have any information on the sale of these rifles.

  2. Gunnutmegger says:

    Good info.

    Thanks!

  3. ExurbanKevin says:

    You might be a winner!

    Actually, you are. Thanks for keeping it (sur)real. :)

    http://www.exurbanleague.com/misfires/Home/tabid/59/EntryId/1539/Rock-Liebster.aspx