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Monday, November 30, 2015

Obama Signs Defense Authorization Bill With Pro-gun Riders

The legislation was signed on the 25th.  The Firearms Blog has the story here.  One of the riders allows surplus military handguns to be transferred to the CMP for resale to the individuals who are members of affiliated clubs (VSSA is one of those organizations):
‘‘(h) AUTHORIZED TRANSFERS.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary may transfer to the corporation, in accordance with the procedure prescribed in this subchapter, surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols and spare parts and related accessories for those pistols that, on the date of the enactment of this subsection, are under the control of the Secretary and are surplus to the requirements of the Department of the Army, and such material as may be recovered by the Secretary pursuant to section 40728A(a) of this title. The Secretary shall determine a reasonable schedule for the transfer of such surplus pistols.

‘‘(2) The Secretary may not transfer more than 10,000 surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols to the corporation during any year and may only transfer such pistols as long as pistols described in paragraph (1) remain available for transfer.’’
This is the first time the CMP has been able to sell handguns.

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