Update on Korean M1 Rifle Story: H.R. 6240 Could Allow Rifles to Come Home
Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- While much of the mainstream media ignored the Korean M1 story, there is still hope for collectors that the rifles, which were blocked for importation to the United States, could still return home.
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) have sponsored a bill “to amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.”
In a statement Rep. Lummins said:
“The State Department does not have the authority to deny legal firearms to law-abiding citizens. These
firearms have historical value, are legal, and their importation is already highly regulated by the Justice
There is no basis for State Department involvement. This is not about diplomacy or foreign policy — this is a domestic issue and a Second Amendment issue.” In a statement Rep. Donnelly said:
“The right of law-abiding American citizens to import these historical firearms should not be complicated with unnecessary over-regulation. This common-sense change simply lets the Justice Department do its job and removes the State Department from the process.”
The bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, and referred to committee, which is the first step in the
legislative process. We’ll be sure to watch for updates on this bill.
Peter Suciu is executive editor of FirearmsTruth.com, a website that tracks and monitors media bias against guns and our Second Amendment rights. Visit: FirearmsTruth.com