This is going to get a LOT of people mad, and I have a strong feeling this will NOT happen. There is no way the CMP, NRA, and similar organizations are going to let this happen. There's way too much community support.
I will say though, is that I do hope it goes through, kills his campaign, a republican gets office, and allows them in. I cannot wait until he's done ruining America.
Also,think of the number of 1911's that are still sitting in depots of foreign countries in Europe.
Over the years I have heard rumors of several European countries having large amounts of 1911's sitting in their militaries depots as "secondary standard".
Guns that were issued BEFORE 9mm became military standard for NATO.Stockpiled in case of mobilization of large numbers of conscripts outnumbered available 9mm handguns.
I am willing to bet that their are large numbers of 1911's in S.Korea as well as long arms.
I want an M1 garand, but not bad enough to pay going prices. I have to think over a half million+ of them being imported would slash going prices a good bit, too. I like to play "follow the money," when trying to figure out who would support counter-intuitive legislation, but unless there's one major M1 dealer out there in Obama's pocket (not likely), this is just a matter of someone not wanting us to have them. What a weird choice of firearm to deny importation of to a country where 30.06 hunting rifles with the same or greater capacity are in most hunter's gun safes.
A forum community dedicated to 1911 firearm owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about other firearms, gun ownership, gun care, tactical firearms, small arms, optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!