Three patriots understood that one can not make America a better place to live by hanging around a tea party. Even personal debt reduction must yield to to the need for action now.
Thus they sortied to a loophole, that is, a gun show, at 0804 this date, all in search of enhanced firepower. One of them was particularly enthusiastic about bringing a battlefield weapon to the mean streets of Smugleye-on-Lake.
Designed in part to resist enemy assaults, the (semi) automatic rifle with quick-change detachable bullet clips, was also intended to permit American freedom fighters, both professional and militia, to participate in assaults.
This one came from a federally licensed dealer, so the armed American exploited the gun show loophole by providing identification, a state permit in lieu of an NICS check, and filling out what has become a four-page form 4473.
She's been rebarrelled (sharp, shiny rifling) but otherwise appears about original. The condition is somewhere near the high end of average, and I expect her to shoot rather well for a dowager born on the high river bluff of Springfield in March, 1943.
Even if she doesn't, I'm glad she's here, especially for a bride price well below the usual 1,000 FRC asking.
I did remark to a loophole companion that the M1 was not especially fun to shoot and that I never found it handy.
"So why did you buy it?"
Because an American should own a Garand.