I am not speaking about rifles, fire guns or stuff like that. I just find weird that SWFA and other companies cannot ship rifle scopes such as Bushnell, Leupold, Zeiss, Vortex, Trijicon, Swarovski, Weaver etc etc to other countries. Not even to allied NATO-countries.
I am not speaking about any nuclear bomb, but about rifle scopes that fill the shelves of all European, Asian, African, Australian and South-American hunting stores. So whatever terrorist wants to use a Trijicon to shoot at Americans in Afghanistan or Irak, would have no problem in purchasing these scopes legally in any other part of the world. He would have to pay some extra dollars but that is not an issue for these guys.
It is however an issue for a regular Portuguese, French, British or Polish hunter who'd have to pay three times the price of an Elite 3200. This is what I am talking about. You do not need to get patriotic about it as it has nothing to do with it.
Now, my point was that, considering the fact that there are many American firms who already legally export these scopes, after purchasing the necessary licenses, it is a pity that SWFA, which has good prices and good renown, chose not to do it on the bases of credit card frauds, which are quite easy to detect or prevent.
Or, let me put it the other way around:
If you, as American hunters, would find out that you could purchase the same rifle scopes you have in America, in Europe for 1/3 of the price, taxes included, and would want to save some bucks and buy them here, would the Europeans be unpatriotic if they sold them to you? I guess you would find that as being quite bizarre, wouldn't you?