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Petition to retract the 8/29/13 Executive Order banning re-import of surplus firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fishbed77, Aug 30, 2013.

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  1. jerkface11

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    And no matter who you call it won't change an executive order.
     
  2. OilyPablo

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    Executive orders that have the power of law?

    WHAT have we become??? Dictatorship is a word that I don't use lightly.
     
  3. MattShlock

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    He won't obey The Constitution or listen to Congress. And you're signing an internet "petition"?

    If it makes you feel better I guess there can't be any harm... Oh, wait a minute!
     
  4. Carl N. Brown

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    One of the first stories I read on the Obama administration nixing imports of M1 Carbines and M1 Garands from South Korea was: Jung Sung-ki, "The U.S. government is opposing Korea’s bid to sell thousands of aging U.S. combat rifles to American gun collectors", Korea Times, 12 Aug 2010.

    The ATF and the DOS came up with excuses for blocking imports, alternating between safety concerns about the old guns in storage for 50 years, claiming the M1 Carbine could fall into criminal hands, to raising questions whether the Koreans bought the guns from the US (theirs to sell) to whether the US loaned them. There were no consistent reasons why.

    The Korean M1 Carbines and M1 Garands (potentially 700,000 returning to the US) have been a Obama Administration political football the past three years or so. I heard that 70,000 M1 Garands had been approved (none of the 600,000 plus M1 Carbines) then nada until Obama's announced executive order.

    As to the shape of South Korean M1 Carbines, I have a M1 Carbine re-imported from South Korea by Blue Sky in the late 1980s. It was a 1943 IBM-made carbine, reparkerized with all the post-WWII arsenal rebuild updates: M2 style stock, adjustable sight, barrel band with bayonet lug, flipper safety, 3 nib magazine catch to secure 30 round magazines. The level of wear was what you would expect from a gun used from 1943 to early VietNam War era (early 1960s). Later problems showed up included a coil extractor spring crystalized and broke in two places (came out of bolt in three pieces when I removed the extractor). I also bought a replacement operating spring.
     
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    Have to agree with jerkface on this one. I would have signed the petition until it said I had to register for an account. And I don't believe the petition will do anything. However I did just email my senator and state rep and told them what I think. But they already know what I think because of the dozens of email I sent about a year ago. And they had personally wrote me back and told me how they feel. We were/are on the same page.
     
  6. OilyPablo

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    I am not afraid to petition my government. Are you guys that scared of Obama? Wow.
     
  7. Frosty Dave

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    Tommygunn's portrait of Obama has to be the best I've seen yet!

    I signed the petition too!
     
  9. OilyPablo

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    Bumping and I spread the word at work, too.
     
  10. OilyPablo

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    Let's bump this and get more signatures!
     
  12. ngnrd

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    Signed.
     
  13. OilyPablo

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    All the left says how "powerful" the NRA is - sure wish the NRA would kick this poll to the membership!
     
  14. GBExpat

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    Now at 10,730 of the 100k.
     
  15. hnk45acp

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    Signed. Good luck
     
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    Ditto! Can we get an Admin to display this thread prominently? Though this may be in the appropriate topic, it is perhaps, a topic not visited often enough by the membership!
     
  17. doubleg

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    One more vote!
     
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