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Rlewis 04-19-2014 12:44 PM

Helping the CMP- Contact you representatives
 
Hi guys I donít know if you saw it but the CMP is cutting hours for the people who work at the Alabama store of the CMP due to the lack of rifles. As you know the President through executive order stopped the importation of M1 Garands. I guess since he couldnít get any anti gun laws passed in the Senate he wanted to thumb his nose at gun owners. I have sent a letter to my senators asking them to try to get this executive order overturned. I also sent letters to my representative here in PA and the representatives in Ohio and Alabama as well as Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and the President. Iím asking you to do the same. I think these people who work for the CMP might face layoffs if something isnít done. I donít have any connection with the CMP other than I bought a Garand from them but I feel that peoples jobs shouldnít be put in jeopardy because of some agenda being pushed by the White House. Here is the letter I sent. My letter is below.

Hello, I'm writing to you with a concern that President Obama used an executive order to prevent the importation of the M1 Garand rifles. These historical rifles pose no threat to the population.

Here are the specifications.
Overall Length: 43.43 Inches
Barrel Length: 23.98 inches
Weight 9.63 pounds
Clip capacity 8 rounds (They do not have a detachable magazine)

These aren't rifles that are going to be used in crimes. They are too long to conceal and too heavy to carry and they only hold eight rounds.
These are rifles that had a major part in defeating the German's and Japanese during World War two. They belong back in this country.
The Civilian Marksman Program who refurbishes these rifles and sells them only to competitive shooters across the country is already cutting the hours of their workers and will probably start laying them off both in Ohio and Alabama if these rifles aren't allowed back into the country. This isn't right and my belief is president Obama doesn't even know what kind of rifles he is preventing from coming into the country. This is costing jobs and that isn't right. Can you do anything to help save these peoples jobs and to bring these rifles back home? Thank you

Alabama:
Sessions, Jeff - (R - AL)
326 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4124
Contact: http://www.sessions.senate.gov/publi...m/contact-jeff

Shelby, Richard C. - (R - AL)
304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5744
Contact: http://www.shelby.senate.gov/public/...lsenatorshelby

Ohio:
Brown, Sherrod - (D - OH)
713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2315
Contact: www.brown.senate.gov/contact/

Portman, Rob - (R - OH)
448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3353
Contact: https://www.portman.senate.gov/publi...m/contact-form

Paul, Rand - (R - KY)
124 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4343
Contact: www.paul.senate.gov/?p=contact

Cruz, Ted - (R - TX)
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5922
Contact: www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

President Obama
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/su...s-and-comments

If anybody can think of anybody else to write to let us know. Thanks

Kansas Poster 04-19-2014 12:52 PM

I called President Obama. He was busy taking care of some business with Russia.:rolleyes:

All this has nothine to do with the CMP. Old story.

ken792 04-19-2014 01:19 PM

The EO ban on importation does not affect the CMP because the CMP does not import its firearms. The CMP receives surplus from the DoD. Sometimes that surplus is located overseas, and the CMP pays for the transit home, but it was always DoD property.

If you want the CMP to get more rifles, then contact your representatives to try to get foreign countries to return their MAP loaned rifles. I know Turkey received about 328k M1. A few tens of thousands were destroyed during the Klinton administration and a few thousand were returned to the DoD and then to the CMP in late 2012. The Turks still likely have the rest of them and are holding on to them for war reserve. Hopefully they will give them back soon.

bob moore 04-19-2014 01:52 PM

"The EO ban on importation does not affect the CMP because the CMP does not import its firearms."

Exactly right.

MTC29 04-19-2014 02:10 PM

All EOs are assigned a number so what is the number of this EO so that we can once and for all look it up, read the actual text and see what it really does. So far all we get is references to it and links to more websites. You won't get any action from anyone in DC unless you can provide the exact number the EO in question...What is the number?

McGuy 04-19-2014 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Kansas Poster (Post 1066598)
I called President Obama. He was busy taking care of some business with Russia.:rolleyes:


I'm surprised he hasn't cut off the import of AK rifles and ammo, cuz that'd teach them Russki's a lesson.

pappasue 04-19-2014 02:17 PM

Business
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kansas Poster (Post 1066598)
I called President Obama. He was busy taking care of some business with Russia.:rolleyes:

All this has nothine to do with the CMP. Old story.

Geeze taking it up the butt is now called business?
Jim

rapid86 04-19-2014 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pappasue (Post 1066657)
Geeze taking it up the butt is now called business?
Jim

That's cruel!!:D

Kansas Poster 04-19-2014 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pappasue (Post 1066657)
Geeze taking it up the butt is now called business?
Jim

No, he has more leeway now the the election is over.:D

weimar_police 04-19-2014 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTC29 (Post 1066651)
All EOs are assigned a number so what is the number of this EO so that we can once and for all look it up, read the actual text and see what it really does. So far all we get is referees to it and links to more websites. You won't get any action from anyone in DC unless you can provide the exact number the EO in question...What is the number?

google does wonders - it has been talked about, but don't believe it has happened

http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-r...ecutive-orders


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