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No You Can’t Buy Your Property Back

A while back it was announced that South Korea was going to sell America back a bunch of M1 Garands. All the gunnies jumped up for joy and much cheer was spread throughout the land. Gunnies were getting their checkbooks ready in anticipation for the arrival of certified military M1 Garands. Alas joy has left the land as Say Uncle reports the United States government isn’t going to allow those South Korean rifles to be sold back to their original owners, the American people.

Yup our government is barring us from buying property our tax dollars originally purchased. How nice of them. Their reason:

“The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents. It was also worried the weapons could be smuggled to terrorists, gangs or other people with bad intentions,” the official told The Korea Times.

So terrorists are going to purchase a semi-automatic rifle that uses an ammunition that’s probably much harder to obtain than 7.62x39mm? Really? Instead of… fully automatic AK-47s that can be built in a cave? Really? That’s the best excuse those idiots on Capital Hill can come up with? Why not just say you don’t want the American people to be able to purchase these rifles? At least that would be honest.

Also now that the rifles can’t be sold to American collectors what’s to stop South Korea from selling them to a terrorist group? Logic fail!


Written by Christopher Burg

August 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

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  1. When I heard that those American rifles were coming home, I nearly shat myself at the idea that I could own an object with that much history behind it, let alone the fact that I don’t own a Garand yet. Then these lunatics must have read “military rifles” and their brains (atrophied appendages that they are) reflexivly shut off with the “shoulder thing that goes up” conditioning.


    August 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    • Our governments motto: “We’re not happy until you’re not happy.”

      Christopher Burg

      August 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

  2. But remember – Obama and his administration are not anti-gun, because they have never passed, or even really considered, any kind of anti-firearm legislation!

    … Right.


    August 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    • Exactly! And if you think otherwise you’re just a paranoid gun nut.

      Christopher Burg

      August 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm

  3. I just got my first Garand and was thinking this is great news if they came back. It would do wonders to get more people into shooting CMP Matches and could maybe even bring the prices down below the CMP level which is already good. Seems like a great deal for everyone, leave it to the government to fuck it up for everyone.

    Jeffrey H

    August 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

  4. I read somewhere last night that the GCA ’68 doesn’t apply to C&R’ed weapons which these are, which means they could go around the sporting provision of the GCA ’68. So I think legally these could be brought in, but they seemed to suggest that the administration was bringing political pressure to keep them out.

    Jeffrey H

    August 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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