Sunday, November 27, 2011

World Net Daily notices ChoreBoy and the Garand scandal.

"Put down the Chore Boy and back away from the weaponry!"

No joke! ATF bans scrub-pad stockpiles.
Feds warns kitchen staple considered part of 'silencer'

Weapon of choice for modern gangbangers if you believe Hillary's State Department. An M-1 rifle about to be "exploited for illicit purposes" in 1944.

Backlash against Obama's rifle ban to target Congress.

A stealth plan by the Obama administration to classify hundreds of thousands of workhorse rifles used by the U.S. military and public alike as dangerous has prompted a grass-roots campaign to save the weapons, and a key U.S. senator has lent his voice to the effort.

"If we're going to reverse President Obama's Million Rifle Ban, gun owners have to turn the heat up on Congress now before it's too late," writes Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in a campaign launched by National Association for Gun Rights. . .

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of State explained to WND when the re-importation ban initially was announced that the permission had been granted for the rifles to be shipped to the U.S., then it was rescinded.

The decision, explained Karl Duckworth, was prompted because of "concerns that such large numbers" of weapons would be brought into the U.S. and they could be "exploited for illicit purposes."

However, he said he could not elaborate on who expressed the concerns.


Anonymous said...

Time to go out and stock up on ChoreBoy to avoid the predictable onslaught and impending shortage.

I wonder if some politician has stock or a well-placed executive brother-in-law in ChoreBoy, perhaps? I hope so, otherwise our laws are just getting stupider by the minute.

Longbow said...

It doesn't matter what excuse they use. Any excuse will do. They utter the flimsiest excuse and then laugh at your exasperation.

Why give them legitimacy?

W W Woodward said...

Using Duckworth's logic: Voting rights should be suspended. Millions of voters are exploited for illicit purposes on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

What's bizarre about State's block on the re-importation of M1 Garands and M1 Carbines is that CMP (a quasi-government agency) is selling identical rifles to qualified Americans as fast as they can the orders processed and matched with a limited supply of surplus rifles. The proceeds go to funding CMP sponsored rifle competition across the country. We should all be thankful the Hillary can't (for the present) do anything to block those sales.

Anonymous said...

The following site:

has this info:

"But in 1986, Congress passed a bill -- quickly signed by then-President Ronald Reagan -- which allowed the importation and sale to collectors of military firearms manufactured before 1945. Even Senator Ted Kennedy testified in support of this bill as these heavy, old and cumbersome (by modern standards) battle rifles were not considered likely to be used to commit crimes."

--- and ---

"M1 Garands came home from all over the world -- from South Korea, Israel, Greece, various Latin American countries and Europe. Thousands of M1 Garands in storage in the United Kingdom were released for export, marked with British proofs and shipped out. Suddenly the collector market was flooded and the old battle rifle could be purchased for as low as $229.00 at one point."


In other words, for years lend-lease Garands have been trickling back to the USA from all over the world by the thousands and joining thousands more that have been in civilian hands. What problems, if any, can the Obama White House or the Clinton State Department point to that have involved any of the thousands of M1 Garands already in circulation?

Or is there something about these "Korean Return" Garands that makes them more dangerous than all the others including the two "Greek Return" Garands sitting in my gun safe?

Or is the difference that this President and this Secretary of State are even more rabidly anti Second Amendment that even the late Sen. Ted Kennedy?

Dave said...

I hadn't heard of the "shoestring machine gun" before. For such idiots, the ATF sure causes a lot of trouble!

ShortTimer said...

The issue with the M1 Garands has been addressed before.

The administration is absurdly anti-gun, we all know that. They oppose any and all firearms, and would like to have all animals made equal (except for those that are more equal).

The thing is, those Garands were loaned to Korea by the US govt. Korea is trying to sell us back our own rifles. The US govt should just say "yes, send them back and we'll sell them via CMP".

Otherwise, the Koreans are selling US government property to US firms, who will sell it to US citizens - while they're actually govt property paid for by our own taxes. They should be brought back and sold back to us CMP direct.