The Secretary shall authorize a firearm . . . to be imported or brought into the United States . . . if the firearm . . .(3) is of a type that does not fall within the definition of a firearm as defined in section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and is generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes, excluding surplus military firearms, except in any case where the Secretary has not authorized the importation of the firearm pursuant to this paragraph, it shall be unlawful to import any frame, receiver, or barrel of such firearm which would be prohibited if assembled. -- 18 U.S.C. section 925(d)(3).
"That's a big hat you got there, grandpa. What are you hiding under there? Don't think that just because my old man was an interstellar cockroach you can put one over on me."
Kim Jong Un could teach classes on the "sporting purposes" canard.
Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and people of the DPRK, provided field guidance to the Sporting Bullet Factory.The factory, built in February of 1996 on the direct initiative of general secretary Kim Jong Il, produces sporting bullets for developing the defence sports.There is in its compound the Meari Shooting Gallery conducive to the cultural and emotional life of the people.Kim Jong Un first went round the sporting bullet production processes.Going round chemical, physical and other laboratories and bullet production processes ranging from bullet material production to bullet assembling, he acquainted himself in detail with bullet production and technical specifications and performance of equipment.In order to make good successes in shooting game, one of the defence sports events in which marksmen compete in hitting targets in different distances by use of various types of sporting guns, it is necessary to let marksmen shoot a lot, he said, adding that to this end the factory should mass-produce sporting bullets for marksmen.In order to increase the production of sporting bullets and improve their quality, it is imperative to modernize the factory as required by the new century, he said, taking steps to do so.Then he went round various places of the Meari Shooting Gallery including the indoor and outdoor shooting ranges to learn about its management and operation and service there.He looked at the sporting gun which Kim Jong Il personally used when providing field guidance and viewed with deep attention the shooting platform, target board, viewing seats and others.Personally firing a gun, he learned in detail about the concentration of the sporting bullets produced at the factory, luminous intensity and soundproofing at the shooting range.He said that the good management and operation of the gallery constitute an important work for thoroughly carrying out the behests of Kim Jong Il on improving the cultural and emotional life of the people.He underscored the need to update the factory in a short span of time and successfully rebuild the gallery as required by the Songun era, setting forth specific tasks and ways to do so.He was accompanied by Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.