Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

No No to Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cactus Jack Arizona, Aug 20, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Location:
    Southwest MO
    "By Jung Sung-ki

    The U.S. government opposed South Korea’s bid to sell hundreds of thousands of aging U.S. combat rifles to American gun collectors, a senior government official said Thursday."

    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/08/205_71329.html

    Another related story:

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/obama-bans-more-than-100-000-american-made-rifles

    Imagine if they released 80 thousand+ M1 Garands back into America. We'd all be able to afford one. As it is, I haven't physically seen one that wasn't at least $1,000. :banghead: In this economy, I certainly can't afford a M1 Garand at the current asking prices. :(
     
  2. General Geoff

    General Geoff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    CMP offers them for as little as $500, in shootable condition.
     
  3. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Location:
    Southwest MO
    If you don't mind, General, what is CMP?
     
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    48,594
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
    So what's to be done about it?

    Is there any information about where we need to apply pressure? When the surplus brass sales problem cropped up we were able to get help from various Congresscritters so why not now?
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
  6. Aren't we all

    Aren't we all Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    185
    Location:
    Geneva,New York
    What self resepecting gangster or terrorist would drop his "glock forty" or Ak47 for a Garand or Carbine?:scrutiny:
     
  7. General Geoff

    General Geoff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    a gangster with taste. :p
     
  8. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    48,594
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
    Time to send letters and email to Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Sen. Tester and U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) who pushed for reinstatement of surplus brass sales.

    Polite letters should be written vigorously opposing the blocking of imports of these weapons that originally came from the US on the grounds that it will have a negative impact on importers and small businesses who sell military antique firearms and upon individual gun owners who purchase them for collecting and recreational and competitive shooting. It will also have a negative impact on one of America's trading partners (Korea) who has maintained these firearms since the Korean Conflict. US veterans who proudly served will be denied the ability to care for and use the weapons they defended freedom with now during peace as will their adult children and grandchildren.

    Check our Activism forum for how to contact your congresscritter and send them a politely worded letter asking them to support the sale of these fine pieces of history to legitimate dealers (CMP and commercial importers) for sale to the public. http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=370422
     
  9. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Location:
    Southwest MO
    Well, I was just merely bringing it to the attention of those here at THR. However, I believe that it probably would help solve the issue if everyone would contact their congresscritters and ask them to reconsider their decision to their ban said rifles. I shall begin to orchestrate a letter to my congresscritter/senator. :)
     
  10. General Geoff

    General Geoff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Location:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    I just called my representative's D.C. office and left a message with one of his assistants, concerning this issue.
     
  11. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Location:
    Southwest MO
    Thanks General for your help in already contacting your Rep.

    Thanks HSO for your help. Sadly, like most Americans I suppose, I've spent more time complaining and far less time doing something about it; you know, the old excuses: someone else will take care of it, or, I don't really have the time to craft a letter, blah, blah, blah. I shall do my part this time. :what:
     
  12. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    5,309
    Location:
    The Mid-South.
    2075 RAMI:
    If you belong to a shooting club and gather the correct papers, the CMP will sell you a nice Service Grade for $600.

    Mine arrived two weeks ago and the bore is shiny enough to appear chrome-lined. The parkerized finish is excellent.
     
  13. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    48,594
    Location:
    0 hrs east of TN
    Most folks won't be bothered to get up off the couch to send a simple email or make a brief phone call to the elected officials. Too many of those that do do so with fire in their eye instead of well crafted arguments in their head. The most effective citizen is one who makes the effort to calmly and logically explains to their representation that they are deeply disturbed and want the representative to fix the problem so that a specific reasonable result takes place and that they'll be looking for them to deliver on that and will remember it in the primaries and in the run up to the election. Point out the negative economic impact (importer job/tariffs/taxes, distributor jobs/taxes, retailer jobs/taxes) in these difficult economic times. Add that basement bound bureaucrats setting policy for Congress when the SCOTUS has twice now reiterated the individual right to keep and bear arms is simply usurping the authority we've invested in our elected officials. Put all that together and we have a better formula for success in winning.
     
  14. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    7,005
    Location:
    Frozen North
    Folks the issue is the origin of the rifle

    See LEND / LEASE

    I.E. they are US rifles (why do you think you can buy German boarder guard and Bavarian Forestry M1 carbines from CMP)

    So, I'm going to borrow your car, drive it for 5 years, and then try to sell it to your kids

    THE MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION
    why isn't the Korean government returning the rifles to our government (like the contract says) so we can buy them from CMP????
     
  15. vaupet

    vaupet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    745
    Location:
    Belgium, Europe
    Don't go through to much trouble, because if you can't have them, maybe theKoreans will sell them to Europe, so we can have a shot. :D
     
  16. Jeremy2171

    Jeremy2171 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    848
    Location:
    In a Retired Marines Valhalla
    Just for the record.....Korea wasn't "given" all of their weapons...some were bought and some were MAP (Military Assistance Program). The MAP guns are US property and thats what CMP gets. If Korea bought X number of Garands and Carbines then they can do whatever they want with them.... end of story.
     
  17. Orlando

    Orlando Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,340
    Location:
    Ohio
    Correct Jeremy, there is to much bad info out there
    Actually I really doubt we are missing out much on those Korean Rifles
    Does anyone remember the Korean Blue Sky Imports of the early 1980's??
    For the most part they were worn out junkers.
    If you want a good quality non import marked Garand CMP is the way to go.
    They are test fired and have great customer service.
    As already stated $600.00 will get you a real nice shooter and good looking rifle
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page