Lawmakers Offer Legislation To Allow Importation Of M1 Rifle

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Lawmakers Offer Legislation To Allow Importation Of M1 Rifle


Post by Ashlar » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:31 pm ... m1-rifles/" onclick=";return false;
FAIRFAX, Va. --( In 2009, the Obama administration approved the importation and sale of collectible, American-made M1 Garand rifles and M1 carbines from South Korea. However, the administration reversed its decision in March of last year, deciding instead to prevent these rifles – legal to make and purchase in the United States – from entering the country.

As we reported last October, U.S. Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle urged Secretary of State Clinton to revisit her department’s decision.

Now, S. 381—the Collectible Firearms Protection Act—sponsored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and its House companion bill H.R. 615, sponsored U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), seek to once again allow these American-made firearms to be re-imported and sold in the U.S.

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