Obama’s Ban On Surplus Relics Reveals His Anti-Gun Extremism

M1 Garand Rifle
M1 Garand Rifle
Second Amendment Foundation
Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA –-(Ammoland.com)- Barack Obama’s new strategy for attacking gun owners specifically targets collectors and competitors by blocking returns of surplus military rifles over six decades old, and reveals his extremist anti-gun attitude, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The president’s new gun control measures, announced last week by Vice President Joe Biden, will prevent the recovery of thousands of military-surplus M-1 Garand rifles that are valued by collectors, competitors and historic reenactors.

These firearms were loaned or donated to South Korea decades ago.

“This is an outrage,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “and the only people being hurt are law-abiding citizens. If there were any doubt about the level of anti-gun extremism in the Obama administration, this announcement just put those doubts to rest.”

There is pending legislation, H.R. 2247, the “Collectible Firearms Protection Act” sponsored by Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) that would prevent this, he noted.

This new prohibition will have far-reaching effects on all kinds of curio and relic firearms. Such firearms have considerable historic significance and value to American firearms aficionados, and there is no evidence that such firearms have ever been favored by criminals.

“American gun owners can kiss goodbye any notions that they might see some moderate, reasonable movement on gun issues from this administration,” Gottlieb stated. “And Joe Biden is likely to have real trouble pandering himself as a reasonable gun owner when he decides to run for president in 2016, because gun owners will not forget his involvement in this prohibition.

“This ruling also sends a message to the firearms industry, and particularly importers, that this administration cannot be trusted,” he added. “The president is taking out his frustration for being unable to pass his gun control agenda, and the only people who will suffer are citizens who would never break the law with any of these firearms. Punishing innocent people may be the Chicago way, but it’s not the American way, or the way an American president ought to lead.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to [email protected]

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    Becker
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    You can go to this citizen’s committee site and sign a petition to have lawmakers stop this. Clinton had hundreds of thousands of 1903 Springfields destroyed in the early 90’s. We didn’t have internet to stop it then.

    TEX
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    What we need to ban is african born muslim negros stinking up the White House.

    Ivan Pistov
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    I suspect that criminals would not consider the Garand for several reasons: It’s heavy and bulky and long; it can only use 8 rounds of expensive 30-06 ammo; it’s hard to hide when contemplating a crime. I personally do not own a Garand, although I did a lot of shooting with them in ROTC and Army Basic. I like the rifle but don’t care to own one. They are probably a good hunting rifle but none of my hunting friends use them for that. At our club we have a match every year with the retired Army guys and the… Read more »

    Jeffrey
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    Jeffrey

    Just another false thing Incompetent Obama is doing to make everyone that backs him thinks hes doing anything to curb crime! NOT!! Whens the last time a Garand was used in a crime??? NEVER! Whats the prefered weapon of punks n criminals- pistols whos this ban going to hurt- law abiding citizens!! Most of these guns go straight to CMP program! And in order for anyone to order one you have to be a member of a shooting club etc. Obama is a fracking IDIOT! This effectively kills the CMP! ” which was started by the govt” to promote safe… Read more »

    Phil
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    Phil

    Wasn’t it a few years ago, say around 2008, that a large load of M-1 Garand rifles were shipped back to the US for repair and resale?

    Yes, here it is from Sept. 28, 2009 from Korean Times:
    “Korea to Pick Wholesaler for M1 Rifle Sale”
    koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/09/113_52643.html

    Robert
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    Robert

    Oldbummer has issues. Some suspect “MENTAL” issues, too bad we don’t use asylums anymore.

    VT Patriot
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    VT Patriot

    Marc, I think you pressed the wrong button on your ‘puter’. You were looking for the huffpo, and you wound up in the wrong place. I can understand that, I’m getting a little feeble minded too, just like you.

    Marc Brewer
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    Marc Brewer

    Yes, more irrelevant over reaction to a non existent problem. SMH…..of course, this will do nothing to solve the problem of criminals with guns……rational people understand this.

    Frank
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    Frank

    We can only hope that Biden gets the Dumb-O-Crap nomination for President.