what happened to the freedom in US? i am totally surprised that one needs a permit to export even a simple hunting rifle to Canada or Europe. it takes 1-2 months to get the permit and it costs $$. this is US law. http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/archive/index.php/t-38258.html "LongBomber: US law prevents the export of scopes without an export permit from the state the product is purchased in and an import permit from Canada. Cabelas will not ship even with a export permit."