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McCain Bill Destroys Historic WWII Firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by arcsound, Jun 23, 2016.

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  1. arcsound

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    Can anyone explain Sen. McCain's desire to destroy thousands of military 1911's in government storage, rather than allow the CMP to refurbish and sell them to collectors, using the profits to fund gun safety and marksmanship training?
     
  2. pittpa

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    He's a maverick?


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  3. R.Ph. 380

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    Can you say R.I.N.O.?
     
  4. Hardtarget

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    I think he is an IDIOT. Not much has come out of his mouth that was worth listening to in a very long time.

    Mark
     
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    hes an old burn out. He needs to go away.
     
  6. BigBore44

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    Wonder if he's related to the Lash's out in California in the other thread.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    Wonder how many gun manufacture lobbyists are whispering in his ear over dinner that it would hurt new 1911 sales and lead to unemployment in the gun and retail industry??

    rc
     
  8. Dentite

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    RC,

    Do you really think many buyers of 1911s would cross shop well worn surplus pistols vs new commercial 1911s? I like both but I like them for different reasons. I would think collectors would be buying surplus, shooters would be buying new commercial.
     
  9. rcmodel

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    I don't know how that would play out today.

    But in the 1960's I could buy a GI 1911-A1 for $19.95 from the DCM, while a new Colt 1911A1 was $90 from Colt.

    I know which one scratched my itch!!

    However, with what the CMP would be asking now, maybe not.

    rc
     
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    I would say that I need a link.
     
  11. Tirod

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    Search is your friend: http://www.bing.com/search?PC=WCUG&FORM=WCUGDF&q=mccain+proposes+scrapping+1911's&conversationid=

    It's buried in a spending bill.

    For those unaware this was coming up, it might be a good suggestion to put more gun friendly blogs or news sites into your daily reading. A forum is often too late to discover you should have already done something. Like a "best bargain" thread it results in finding out the sale is already sold out.

    What staffer put this into the bill and why McCain would deliberately seek out to tarnish his 2A credentials with his constituency is beyond my imagination. However, looking over his track record it's happened before and he keeps getting reelected.
     
  12. MedWheeler

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    It's an election year. Is he up this year?

    Is the entire bill of his drafting, or has it been amended prior to disclosure?
     
  13. Choctaw

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    He really needs to go away. Thank you for your service, but please leave.
     
  14. Swing

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    Bingo and a pretty big one at that.
     
  15. LeonCarr

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    How many gun companies are located in Arizona?

    A bunch, including Ruger. No doubt somebody is whispering in his ear.

    As mentioned he is a genuine hero, but a 100% conservative genuine hero he is not.

    Just my .02,
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    I highly doubt that gun makers that make 1911s are worried if these old service 1911s are brought to market.

    Those old 1911s are going to be rough and worn out. 1911 lovers make the mistake that those old worn out rattly 1911s are going to shoot just as good as a new 1911. I've talked a LOT of old serviceman that said that their issue 1911 was not very accurate, but would shoot.

    I have read that if the CMP gets those old 1911s, they will be selling for over $1000, no thanks. For $1000, I can get a pretty nice 1911 that is new and really accurate.

    With all this being said, I do wish that those old 1911s would be made available to the general population, for nostalgia sake. For the right price, I would buy one.
     
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    McCain is fatally infected with Cranial Rectal Insertion Syndrome, or CRIS. It is incurable.

    Seems to me like their might be a bit (lot) of truth in that whispering in his ear theory. I would rather spend a thousand bucks on a CMP re-furbished piece of history than a new 1911, any day. Hell, the one I get might be the one I carried when I was in the Army:rolleyes:
     
  18. P5 Guy

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    Has Sen.McCain ever shown support for private ownership of firearms?
     
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    Not since he had all his common sense beaten out of him in Viet Nam...
    He is a war hero but his neurons have never fired quite correctly since getting back.
     
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    Classic example of a politician who's been in office TOO, TOO long.

    I simply cannot understand just how, in a state like Arizona, that he can keep getting elected........Mayhaps have the Califoricators taken over there too?
     
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    He is a Traitor to the country and to the vets, along with Kerry they voted down benefits for the vets time for him to get the hell out and along with about 100 others clean house.
     
  22. Swing

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    IIRC, he voted against AWB94 but voted for renewing it in 2004. Go figure.
     
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    The NRA gives him a B+. Apparently they dont have very high standards.
     
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    Well, he has an R next to his name...
     
  25. goon

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    In a way it is kind of sad, but in the real world of battles that must be fought, the shooting community isn't really going to miss a handful of worn out old 1911's. I'll wake up tomorrow just fine and so will all of you.

    I would say though that if they must be de-milled, why not make them into non-functional wall-hangers and donate one to any museum with a WWII, Korea, or Vietnam War display? That'd make more sense than just melting them down.
     
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