Clinton and guns–good ones/bad ones
IF you thought the second Clinton/Gore administration had any intention of easing up in its war on American gun owners, forget it. The administration recently moved to prevent the importation of millions of World War II surplus M 1 s, M 1 carbines, and M1911 pistols the U.S. gave to our allies during the Cold War. Why? Because, says Clinton’s anti-gun ally Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), these firearms are “designed for war.”
Forget the fact that Mls are militarily obsolete. Forget the fact that Mlsweighing in at as much as 10 lbs.-are coveted not by street thugs but rather by collectors. As for the MI carbine, forget the fact that it appeared in the “good gun” list appended to the 1994 Clinton gun ban. You remember, the “sporting guns” list of exempted guns that was waved around time and time again for the TV news cameras by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Finally, forget the fact that all firearms on the U.S. “curios and relics” list-those older than 50 years or of historical significance-are perfectly legal for importation. The Clintonites continue their attempt to block the importation of these firearms, showing once again the lengths this White House will go to restrict private access to firearms. NRA-ILA will work with the pro-Second Amendment majority in the 105th Congress to ensure that the laws regarding importation are enforced as approved by Congress, not by bureaucrats in the Clinton-Gore administration.
Copyright National Rifle Association of America Feb 1997
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