Monday, September 6, 2010

Can I Buy One?

Strange news — Washington Vetoes Korea's Re-Sale of Old Rifles to U.S. "The U.S. administration has vetoed the Korean government's plan to sell some 100,000 old M1 rifles used during the Korean War back to the United States" and "also banned 850,000 M1 rifles already imported from Korea and other countries from being sold to civilians." Why? "[T]he U.S. objected to the plan fearing that they could land in the hands of terrorists."

"It's difficult to understand why the U.S. opposes the deal now, when we already shipped tens of thousands of these firearms to the U.S. in the early 1990s," said a Korean official. "We are trying to grasp the real underlying cause of this reversal through diplomatic channels."

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