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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment End-Use Check On

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STATE FOR PM/DTTC (BALLARD),DHS FOR ICE,DOJ FOR ATF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 05-050006646

REF: STATE 072354

1. A Locally Engaged Staff (LES) member from mission Canada's
American Presence Post in Winnipeg, Manitoba visited
Wolverine Supplies in Virden, Manitoba on July 25. Wolverine
Supplies is named in subject license application as the
foreign end-user of "fixed stock" models of the XCR rifle.
Based on the site visit, it was determined that the .223
rifles imported by Wolverine arrived in Canada with fixed
stocks.

2. The owner of Wolverine, John Hipwell explained that some
of the stocks are modified by a folding stock manufacturer in
Edmonton, Alberta and retrofitted to the rifles. The .223
folding stocks are custom-built with an 18.5 inch barrel
which complies with Canadian requirements.

3. Mr. Hipwell was very cooperative throughout the visit and
stated that he eager to comply with all Canadian and U.S.
regulations as to not jeopardize his growing business.

Visit Canada,s Economy and Environment Forum at
http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/can ada

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