Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis Introduces Legislation to Allow Import of M1 Rifles Currently Blocked by Obama

October 22 2013
by GSL Staff
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Earlier this year, President Obama signed an executive order which banned the reimportation of classic M1 Carbines and Garands (which were originally made in the US) from South Korea, citing reasoning that they might be used for illegal purposes.

Now, one Congresswoman is looking to reverse that action with new legislation that she has introduced called the Collectible Firearms Protection Act (H.R. 2247).

The law would permit the rifles, which would be considered curios and relics under US law to be reimported into the United States and sold to the public.

According to a statement made by Lummis,

“It’s disappointing that legislation is even necessary to allow U.S. citizens to access perfectly legal and regulated firearms, in this case storied, U.S.-made rifles that are pieces of U.S. military history.”

“This is a political stunt on the part of the State Department, pure and simple, while denying the exercise of Second Amendment rights by law-abiding citizens, firearm collectors, and competitive marksman.”

“The State Department has no business blocking domestic firearm ownership; they are way out of bounds and my legislation will put them back in their place.”

Lummis also recently took a stand against the UN Arms Treaty, which was recently signed by Secretary of State John Kerry,

“Trusting the UN and international bureaucrats with Americans’ Second Amendment rights is like letting a fox loose in the henhouse,” said Rep. Lummis. “The UN has no business defining our right to bear arms and the Obama Administration’s support of the Arms Trade Treaty is an open-invitation for abuse of our Second Amendment and foreign policy. The President should be more concerned with Americans’ God-given rights protected by the U.S. Constitution and American security interests than with international back-patting. I will not be party to any legislation to implement this treaty and I support the efforts of my colleagues in the Senate to defeat the treaty’s ratification.”

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