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Obama Signs NDAA Bill Allowing Sale of Surplus 1911 Pistols to Public

NRA Gets Their Way?

Wow, someone had something he must have really wanted to go his way for this to come about by his "pen"...

  

"On Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, President Barack Hussein Obama signed the National Defense Authorization act.

He had vetoed the first version of the bill to reach his desk on 22 October, 2015, about a month ago.

In the latest version, S. 1356, there is a section, 1087, which re-authorizes the Civilian Marksmanship Program to sell surplus 1911 and 1911A1 pistols and their parts and accessories to the public.

The sales are limited to 10,000 per year.  There are about 100,000 of these pistols available that are surplus, so they should be available for several years.

From the bill(pdf):

‘‘(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 require-ments 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.’’. 
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