H.R. 1137 might make importing certain firearms legal again, including the famous M1 Rifles.
Congress has put forth a bill that many of us have been waiting for. The stockpile of historical M1 rifles has long been blocked by the Obama administration from being imported back into the states. However, that all may soon be changing.
Introduced by Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the House Resolution 1137 was presented on February 16th. The bill is cosponsored by Liz Cheney of WY and Brian Babin of TX.
Nothing in the bill has been processed yet, but if it passes, firearms currently known as “curious or relics” would be allowed to be imported to licensed dealers in the United States.
The history of the M1 military rifle is a storied one. During the cold war, the U.S. provided hundreds of thousands of the rifles to South Korea. The country used the guns for almost half a century before deciding to upgrade to newer technology. Since then nearly 1,000,000 of the M1 Carbine and Garand rifles have sat idle waiting to be let back in to the states. That’s a lot of guns.
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