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Old 08-18-2010, 06:04 AM   #1
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According to The Korea Times, the Obama administration has blocked efforts by the South Korean government to sell over a hundred thousand surplus M1 Garand and Carbine rifles into the United States market. These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941. As rifles, they are especially well-suited to community defense in an emergency, as in the cases of community defense following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Along with AR-15 type rifles, the M1 rifles are the quintessential firearms of responsible citizenship, precisely the type of firearms which civic responsibility organizations such as the Appleseed Project teach people how to use.

According to a South Korean official, “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.”

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He would like 100,000 rifles is really gonna make start of a bunch of gun crimes. Lord almighty have mercy some of the excuses they are using now a five year old could combat with common sense. I've not said the about many people, but I'll say it for him. He is so weak.

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those rifles are probably crap !

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They just know the history of those rifles, kicking Nazzi and Banzai ass and they don't want to end up like their ideological brethren....

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well 100,000 rifles, theres what, like 300 million people in the country? thats not gonna start much, there is probably alot here already.

anyways if people want to go start trouble its not with some old WWII gun, more like AKs or uzis or something you know?

like someone already said they probably are crap

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Still, it would have been worth the look and examination of those rifles. You never know how many you can salvage from the lot.

"A total of 86,000 M1 rifles and another 22,000 carbines were to be sold, as the weapons have been mothballed for about five decades in military warehouses. The per-unit price of the M1 rifle is about $220 and the carbine is more than $140, according to the ministry."

M1 Rifle for $220, damn the average price is off the chart for one is good condition!

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Tell the Koreans to keep storing those rifles. By 2013 it will be possible to sell them here.

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Could the Koreans add a shade & just sell them as lamps or something, DANG!

My dad would love an M1 carbine.

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It doesn't matter what condition they are in any way. The point is that they are stopping the importation of firearms.

orangello: my father as well has been lusting after a carbine for longer than I can remember

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Tell the Koreans to keep storing those rifles. By 2013 it will be possible to sell them here.
I really don't care but, what has Obama done to the firearms in this country now that he is president. He made it legal to carry CCW in National Parks. That whole scare after he was elected was fabricated by a bunch of loser's saying show me the birth certificate. On the website whitehouse.gov he states a mission of stopping the sales of pistol grip rifles and pistol magazines of 10 or less but that is about it. I just don't see the need to be all fearful of losing anything to this president. And anyone that gets to excited has been watching to much Glen Beck, and he makes his money by exciting the masses. It never really matters what the news casters say, they just want you to listen to their drivvel. It's SAD
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