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Sorry if this has been posted. There is a petition in place to get rid of the current 25 year classic car law that allows you to legally import any vehicle that is at least 25 years old. Homeland security is in charge of enforcing this law and their resources should be devoted to far more important things. This petition is to change the 25 year rule to 15 years (just like Canada). We need 25,000 signatures by December 9th. Please sign and bump the thread. Also, post this on every forum you are a member of, thanks.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitio...otepa-exemption-15-years/L50BZzwj#thank-you=p
 

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If their resources are better devoted to doing other things though, won't this petition hurt this cause if approved? After all, the intent of the petition is to increase, not decrease, the number of cars imported, right?
 

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If their resources are better devoted to doing other things though, won't this petition hurt this cause if approved? After all, the intent of the petition is to increase, not decrease, the number of cars imported, right?
When you put it like that that, then yes, the premise is a little off.
 

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The petition has been placed for several reasons. Cars are going to be imported regardless of if this passes or not. This just makes more of the cars being imported legal so that they have fewer cars to deal with that are actually illegal. Also, why devote homeland security resources to making sure cars that aren't supposed to be here, aren't. Why not devote those resources to making sure actual threats to our country's well being don't make it over here or to finding threats that are already here? Do you feel safer knowing someone isn't driving around in an illegally imported car?
 

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The department has taken on a multitude of roles though, and the safety of any given citizen at any given time is of course stated as paramount but they've encompassed a number of other agencies and functions. The example you give is a combination of DOT and Customs formerly; consider that they have also taken on roles previously carried out by other departments that one might not expect, including for instance USDA.

As for the cars themselves, I'm indifferent generally. The US market takes up the lion's share of the best cars from several of the most historic and significant makers, so there's no pressing need for models we don't already have available. If others are interested, that's fine too. I don't see a point though personally.
 
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