Nearly 1 Million American Rifles Banned By A Stroke Of Obama’s Pen

Nearly 1 Million American Rifles Banned By A Stroke Of Barack Obama’s Pen

M1 Garand
The Dreaded M1 Garand rifle feared by our current president and gun banners.
National Association for Gun Rights
National Association for Gun Rights

Colorado ––(Ammoland.com)- In a move unprecedented in American history, the Obama Administration quietly banned the re-importation of nearly one million American made M1 Garand and Carbine rifles.

The M1 Garand, developed in the late 1930’s, carried the United States through World War II seeing action in every major battle. General Patton at the time called the M1 Garand “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

The rifle is largely credited with giving American soldiers the advantage and securing victory for the allies.

During the Korean War, nearly one million of these rifles were brought to South Korea and left with the South Korean government afterward. Now, South Korea wants to give American gun collectors the chance to get their hands on this unique piece of history.

A piece of American history that Barack Obama would like to see go down the memory hole. That’s why I want as many Americans as possible to put themselves on record opposing this gun ban. After World War II, the United States government sent millions of these rifles overseas to our allies and friends.

Over the past 50 years, many of the countries we lent them to returned them to America to be bought and sold by firearms collectors. This is nothing new.

Make no mistake; these rifles were made in America, by Americans, for Americans, to defend freedom on foreign shores. As a part of our history, they are greatly sought after by American shooters and collectors.

But according to Hillary Clinton’s State Department there is a danger they might “fall into the wrong hands.”

That they might, possibly, one day be used in a crime. No mention of the hundreds of thousands of gun owners deprived of the opportunity to own an integral part of American history.

The State Department’s outrageous claims are nothing more than a thinly veiled ploy to distract from the real issue: President Obama’s deep seated hatred for gun rights. While his gun-grabbing base is giddy with praise at this back-door gun ban, law-abiding citizens across the United States are crying foul.

Let me be clear: at no time in U.S. history has the ownership of this firearm — or any part of this firearm –– been illegal, restricted or banned.

Americans have collected World War II M1 Garand and Carbine rifles for decades. Now they are sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

You can even purchase a newly manufactured model from Springfield Armory that was made just a month or two ago.

And the M1 Garand’s caliber or capacity is no more dangerous than the millions of modern firearms owned by Americans across the country today.

As you can see, there is absolutely no justification for this unconstitutional gun ban. This is just the latest in a series of anti-gun schemes from the Obama Administration:

  • New BATFE regulations on semi-automatic rifles, requiring firearms dealers to act as an informant to anti-gun federal bureacrats if someone buys more than one rifle;
  • The Disarming American Citizens Act (H.R. 2159 in the last Congress) letting Attorney General Eric Holder revoke the Second Amendment rights of ANY American he chooses based on pure suspicion;
  • Notorious anti-gunners appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and other senior administration positions;
    That’s why it is essential that Americans like you and I take a stand against the M1 Garand gun ban!

It has been common practice since the end of World War II to re-import these American made rifles from the foreign allies they were lent to during the war. But the Obama Administration departs radically from the American tradition.

In fact, on top of banning American citizens from owning these historic firearms, Obama’s State Department is arranging for the destruction of nearly one million of them — ironically, at a time of ballooning federal deficits.

It’s an outrage!

These firearms — truly pieces of American history — rightly belong in the hands of U.S. citizens.

That’s why I was glad to hear that the National Association for Gun Rights is helping fight this power grab in the U.S. Senate.

  • Do you believe the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Second Amendment are the supreme law of the land?
  • Do you believe that President Obama banning the re-importation of these historic firearms is an unprecedented and unconstitutional power grab?
  • Do you support Congress forcing President Obama to reverse his ban and save these American made rifles from destruction?

If you said “Yes” to these questions, please sign the Firearms Freedom Survey found on the National Association for Gun Rights website.

Your survey will put you squarely on the record AGAINST Barack Obama’s Rifle Ban. Not only that, but they’re preparing a massive program to launch the designed to force President Obama to reverse this ban.

Direct mail. Phones. E-mail. Blogs. Guest editorials. Press conferences. Hard-hitting internet, newspaper, radio and even TV ads if funding permits. The whole nine yards.

Thank you in advance for your time defending our Second Amendment rights.

For Freedom,

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The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org

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Larry Green
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Larry Green

I am one of the Marines that left an M1 rifle in Korea . I would love to have it back , but as long as these bleeding heart liberals are in power , I can kiss this wish goodbye.

Johnny Nightrider
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Johnny Nightrider

There are 100 million gun owners in the United States of America.We can change things through voting if we all ban together and vote the same way.In 2016 are numbers will be even greater. Lets start by voting out in the future any Senator or Congressman or Congresswoman that doesn't support the 2nd Amendment and votes for any anti-gun legislation.Only the pro-gun candidates will we support.

marc brewer
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marc brewer

this is the latest news I could find, there still may be hope though…..or, just go to the CMP…better yet, go to the original manufacturer and stimulate the economy with a new one…..like

Im gonna do….

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/08/obama-continues

marc brewer
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marc brewer

8 month old news

marc brewer
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marc brewer

This is old news here and NOT the whole story…as usual

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/01/foghorn/

Johnny Nightrider
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Johnny Nightrider

Barack Hussein Obama has been re-elected.Hillary Clinton,Charles Schumer,Feinstein,and others are trying to override the U.S. Constitution.The Supreme Law of the Land.Hillary is trying to get a UN smalls arms treaty ban into the senate.This Ban Treaty would eliminate semi-auto rifles and pistols and eventually lead to a registry so all our firearms can be confiscated.It is disgusting.The UN has no place in our Government.Hillary is trying to override the 2nd Amendment and our Constitution.If this was to come to be and they try to take our arms.There are 80 million plus gun owners ready for what I believe would be… Read more »

Erik Olsen
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Are these the same rifles that the CMP said they would never allow to be sold through their office due to the poor condition the samples they saw in Korea were in? How much would these wall hangers cost? I guess color guards everywhere could get new parade rifles. How much taxpayer dollars would be spent to ship these warehouse kept Garands back to just scrap the projected 75% that were unable to be restored? If the inspectors at the CMP say these are shot out, then I'd trust them myself. If they were good, the would push harder to… Read more »

Charles L. Repman II
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Charles L. Repman II

Got alot of big mouths in politics in Washington. Time to do the vote and get rid of all the trash, especially our Kenyan born president and his burr head Attorney General. 2012 the year the ball falls for all the anti Second Amendment politicans. This is a FREE world, stop using stupid rehetoric. The United States of America will remain FREE after 2012. Bet me!!

Hosea Johnson
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Hosea Johnson

Obama and Clinton are doing what they said they were going to do,this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. The Congress and Senate should be holding the people responsiable for Fast And Furious and putting them in jail.This would take care of alot of the one's that are stopping the historic M1 Garands from coming into our country.

Richard
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Richard

Obama needs to be shown the door. He is anti-american. Garands belong here in this country and Obama has no right to stop our US Manufactured relics from coming back to this country. He is an embarrasment to this country and our people

Joe Sylvester
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Joe Sylvester

My father burned out the barrels of many Garands, shooting over the heads of trainees on the obstacle course, when he was part of a training cadre during WW-II. Later he carried one to France, but then ended up in a hospital in Le Harve having his appendix out, while his "green" unit was sent to a quiet part of the front. It was in the Ardennes, which the Germans promptly attacked in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. If not for that appendix, I might not be here. But I am, and I think this is… Read more »

Tom Ferree
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Tom Ferree

B.O has committed one more act of treason ! ! ! He should be arrested and tried for all his treasonous acts. When will someone

help me do that ? ?

Michael Zegilla
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Michael Zegilla

Obama needs to go. I served my country as my father before me.

How dare any one take away our rights as a free counrty.

It is time to stand up America and say no more.

Obama is truning America into a Communist dictator ship. This man and his followers are of the devil evil evil.

We have a right to Bare and keep arms. And if you want may guns come get them it but you will take them form my cold dead hands. The SOCIALIST BASTARD needs to go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric Ericx
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EVEN MORE THE REASON TO DUMP THIS COMPULSIVE LYING SOCIALIST BASTARD IN 2012!!!

Any gun owner who votes to keep this lying hypocrite deserves to have his guns taken away (hear that FUDD's?)!!!

Keep the pressure up!

Perry Johnson
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Perry Johnson

This is a travesty. These pieces of our history should not be destroyed.