Barack Obama is destroying history with his fancy pen and his uninspired mission. Thanks go out to Rand Paul for this information and the petition he is circulating in an effort to stop Obama from triggering the destruction of more than one million M1 Grands and Carbine rifles.
My father fought in WWII. He earned a purple heart fighting for his country. My father, an Army Sergeant, won a Bronze Star because he ran through enemy fire with his wounded friend on his back and then went back to fight with his men. He held the position until replacements arrived. It was the single greatest achievement of his life. People like my father, who sacrificed so much for us. achieved victory and freedom for generations to come. The Korean War was a different kind of war, but it too was a war fought for freedom and the containment of communism. The history of these events must be preserved. One of the most important parts of that history stands to be destroyed shortly.
The M1 Grand was used in every action in WWII. General Patton called it the “greatest battle implement ever devised.” This rifle was credited with giving the Americans the advantage over the enemy. During the Korean War, over one million of these rifles were brought to South Korea and now the Korean government wants to give these to the United States. These guns are worth a great deal to collectors and they are part of American History. Barack Obama wants to trash this history to suit his rigid ideology. Barack Obama has banned the transportation of these guns to the United States and they are scheduled to be destroyed by the South Korean government. He is making a strong statement about history and gun collectors.
This has gone under the media radar. Please consider signing this petition and joining Rand Paul in this fight to preserve these guns as part of our history. Petition
I was anti-gun until last year but I have come to the same conclusion our forefathers came to and which was expressed so well by President George Washington – “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
First President of the United States
This isn’t solely about the right to bear arms – it’s about the right to preserve history as it truly happened so that future generations can see what we’ve seen, know what we’ve known, and learn from it.