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  •  After some reflection... (3+ / 0-)
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    I think this is a not so subtle way to scuttle Korea's ability to sell those Garands they have...make them return everyone to the CMP.  They have been fighting with the State Department for a couple of years now about those loaner rifles.  The US claims they are still US property and that Korea has NO claim to ownership.  My guess is the Administration didn't think through the optics of this executive order...or maybe they did and just don't care.

    The sequester is the new Republican immigration reform plan. Make things so bad here in the US that no one will want to live here.

    by Mote Dai on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 04:07:21 PM PDT

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    •  They should have to return them to the Army as (1+ / 0-)
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      that is what the original loan agreements specify....Then the Army turns them over to the CMP to be graded, some refurbished and sold to promote civilian marksmanship skills....

      The program was started way back when because too may WW1 recruits didn't know the muzzle from the trigger......

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 07:32:51 PM PDT

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    •  if that is the reasoning here then I would (1+ / 0-)
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      be iin favor of it....I want to see the og agreements upheld, the weapons returned and dispersed to the citizenry as intended....

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 07:34:16 PM PDT

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      •  I could be wrong (2+ / 0-)
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        But I hope I am not.  I know there will be headlines tomorrow trumpeting that Obama is ending the CMP by executive order...but I don't think that is true.  As you pointed out, he CMP is over 100 years old and was established by Congress...I don't think an executive order can end their mission.  The CMP is not technically an importer (the Army receives the firearms and then releases them to the CMP) nor are they considered a "private entity."  I don't think the administration has explained itself very well here and that oversight will lead to incredible headaches.  The collector community will be up in arms and the NRA will do everything they can to confuse this topic with misinformation.

        The sequester is the new Republican immigration reform plan. Make things so bad here in the US that no one will want to live here.

        by Mote Dai on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:01:51 PM PDT

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    •  If there's an exemption allowing the CMP to contin (1+ / 0-)
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      importing, that's great.

      1) Bomb Syria 2)???????????? 3) Lives saved!!!!!!

      by JesseCW on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 02:45:53 AM PDT

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