Saturday, June 7, 2014

M-1 Rifle: 41 Workers lose jobs due to Obama executive action on guns

*Paratroopers fire on Nazi SS with their M-1's in WW2*
Century International Arms had a $30 million contract in place to import World War II era M1 Garand Rifles from the South Korean government. The U.S. State Department had given preliminary approval to the deal, and the State, Justice and Defense departments had cleared the transaction.
But an executive action announced last year by President Obama ultimately blocked the plan, according to the gun seller, despite pleas from Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin, both Democrats...But the deal was nixed, the company said, because “the White House intervened at the last minute and blocked this importation.”
The administration’s rationale was what it called “two common-sense executive actions” announced last year which were designed “to keep the most dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands.”
One of the actions put a ban on private entities re-importing military surplus firearms...They noted that the M1 Garand Rifle is used in the government-chartered Civilian Marksmanship Program. It was also given exemption in California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 bill...“As a consequence of this denial, there has been a reduction in work and Century has had to make the difficult decision to layoff 41 Vermont employees,” the company wrote.
“I think the Obama administration made a bad bad mistake,” said Leahy... “I’m a gun owner and these are not the things someone is going to use to hold up a bank, or shoot people, they are legitimate collector items.”...
The insane degenerate hatred this administration has against firearms (and their owners), plus the willingness to wield fascistic dictatorial power without caring about the consequences is evident in this discriminatory move against a perfectly legal transaction; not to mention the cruel attacks against factory workers and participants of a government sponsored entity, the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Selfish, arrogant and shameful behavior by the administration is on full display here. Disgusting...(S9)

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