Petition To President Obama,
Majority Leader Reid and Speaker
Whereas: The M-1 Garand is truly the iconic American rifle that has been in continues production from 1938 through today. It is owned by hunters, sport shooting enthusiasts and collectors across the country. The M-1 Garand is a testament to American ingenuity and craftsmanship, and may well have been the difference between victory and defeat in World War II; and,
Whereas: No part of the M-1 Garand has ever been restricted or banned at any time in American history. Civilian ownership of this iconic American rifle has been fully legal from the first day of production in 1938 to the present day; and,
Whereas: Banning nearly one million American-made rifles which have always been legal for American citizens to own is blatantly transparent election year pandering at its worst.
Therefore: I demand that you rescind your executive order banning the importation of M-1 Garand and Carbine rifles from South Korea, and pledge to support the continued sale and import of these iconic, American made rifles.