Why the Ban?
As yet another example of how the Obama administration is quietly attempting to disarm American citizens in violation of the Second Amendment, while arming America’s enemies, “fast and furious” with a stroke of a pen, no congressional consultation, no media attention, they have recently banned the re-importation of nearly 1 million American-made M1 Garand and M1 Carbine rifles from Korea.
These rifles are clearly among the most historic American military weapons carried by thousands of our citizens in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Made in America, by Americans, to defend American interests abroad, for decades these rifles have been favorites among law-abiding American target shooters, hunters and collectors.
Why the ban? According to the Department of State, because they “might fall into the wrong hands.” “Fast and furious” again.
When one considers the disapproval of the job-creating, energy dependence-reducing, shovel-ready Keystone Pipeline, the ridiculous start of negotiations with Iran while defending Iran in court against the American hostages, and now the massive reduction in U.S. military might, is there anybody in the Obama administration that got the memo that they work for us? Or, was such a memo ever sent?
As a retired military officer, I remember my oath of office “to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I now wonder exactly what or who is really a “domestic enemy?”
Col. David M. Roeder
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