The White House has raised the number of signatures needed for petitions filed on the whitehouse.gov website to “trigger” an official response. It’s now 100 grand. One wonders how long it will take this effort—asking the Obama administration to rescind the Executive Order banning the re-importation of U.S. military firearms—to make that mark. One doesn’t wonder, however, if it will have the slightest impact on Administration policy. Like the man said, elections have consequences.
This petition is for the retraction of the Executive Action, announced 08/29/2013, which would prohibit the re-importation of former U.S. military firearms for sale to U.S. citizens. The primary firearms that this would impact are the U.S. M1 Garand and Carbine rifles, prized by collectors, competitive sports shooters, and “plinkers” who are interested in U.S. military history. These are NOT the type of firearms that have been associated with crimes. This Executive Action will solve no firearms-related problems, is political grandstanding at its worst, and only serves to discriminate against legitimate firearms collectors. [Click here to sign]