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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Passing the Word.




I got this information from a friend who sends me a lot of good material.  If you have ever wanted an M1911, or wanted more of them, this looks promising: The quote below is from the original source.

"The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a system where the U.S. Government has been selling off their stock of aging firearms to the American public in an effort to promote the shooting sports and marksmanship training. They are best known as the prime source for M1 Garand rifles and M1 Carbines, but thanks to a bill signed today by President Obama the CMP may shortly begin to sell off the U.S. Government’s stock of 1911 handguns. These firearms saw combat from WWI through Desert Storm, and you can bet your butt I’ll be waiting in line to snap one up.
From the NRA press release:
Rounding out the list of pro-gun provisions is section 1087, which restores authorization to the Secretary of Defense to transfer to the Civilian Marksmanship Program surplus M1911 and M1911A1 .45 ACP pistols for sale to the public. The component of the CMP that dispenses the pistols would be required to obtain a federal firearms license and abide by all requirements of the Gun Control Act pertaining to licensed sales and transfers. Currently, the military has some 100,000 such pistols that it no longer needs and that are being stored as taxpayer expense. These historically-significant firearms can now be transferred to law-abiding owners at a net gain to the government’s heavily-indebted balance sheet.
This is the greatest thing. It’s like an early Christmas present from Barack Obama himself.
original source:

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/11/foghorn/breaking-obamau-s-army-1911s/"





"Rounding out the list of pro-gun provisions is section 1087, which restores authorization to the Secretary of Defense to transfer to the Civilian Marksmanship Program surplus M1911 and M1911A1 .45 ACP pistols for sale to the public. The component of the CMP that dispenses the pistols would be required to obtain a federal firearms license and abide by all requirements of the Gun Control Act pertaining to licensed sales and transfers. Currently, the military has some 100,000 such pistols that it no longer needs and that are being stored as taxpayer expense. These historically-significant firearms can now be transferred to law-abiding owners at a net gain to the government’s heavily-indebted balance sheet."

The above is an extract from an NRA Institute of Legislative Action news release.


The information below is from the actual appropriations bill signed into law.

SEC. 1087. TRANSFER OF SURPLUS FIREARMS TO CORPORATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF RIFLE PRACTICE AND FIREARMS SAFETY. (a) AUTHORIZATION OF TRANSFER OF SURPLUS FIREARMS TO CORPORATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF RIFLE PRACTICE AND FIRE- ARMS SAFETY.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Section 40728 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

S. 1356—288 ‘‘(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.’’. (2) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Such title is further amended— (A) in section 40728A— (i) by striking ‘‘rifles’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘surplus firearms’’; and (ii) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘section 40731(a)’’ and inserting ‘‘section 40732(a)’’; (B) in section 40729(a)— (i) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘‘section 40728(a)’’ and inserting ‘‘subsections (a) and (h) of section 40728’’; (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘‘40728(a)’’ and inserting ‘‘subsections (a) and (h) of section 40728’’; and (iii) in paragraph (4), by inserting ‘‘and caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 surplus pistols’’ after ‘‘caliber .30 and caliber .22 rimfire rifles’’; (C) in section 40732— (i) by striking ‘‘caliber .22 rimfire and caliber .30 surplus rifles’’ both places it appears and inserting ‘‘surplus caliber .22 rimfire rifles, caliber .30 surplus rifles, and caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 surplus pistols’’; and (ii) in subsection (b), by striking ‘‘is over 18 years of age’’ and inserting ‘‘is legally of age’’; and (D) in section 40733— (i) by striking ‘‘Section 922(a)(1)-(3) and (5)’’ and inserting ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection (b), section 922(a)(1)-(3) and (5)’’; and (ii) by adding at the end the following new subsection: ‘‘(b) EXCEPTION.—With respect to firearms other than caliber .22 rimfire and caliber .30 rifles, the corporation shall obtain a license as a dealer in firearms and abide by all requirements imposed on persons licensed under chapter 44 of title 18, including maintaining acquisition and disposition records, and conducting background checks.’’. (b) PILOT PROGRAM.— (1) ONE-YEAR AUTHORITY.—The Secretary of the Army may carry out a one-year pilot program under which the Secretary may transfer to the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety not more than 10,000 firearms described in paragraph (2). 

(2) FIREARMS DESCRIBED.—The firearms described in this paragraph are surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols and spare parts and related accessories for those pistols that, on the date of the enactment of this section, are under the control of the Secretary and are surplus to the requirements of the Department of the Army. (3) TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS.—Transfers of surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols from the Army to the Corporation under the pilot program shall be made in accordance with subchapter II of chapter 407 of title 36, United States Code. (4) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.— (A) INTERIM REPORT.—Not later than 90 days after the Secretary initiates the pilot program under this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress an interim report on the pilot program. (B) FINAL REPORT.—Not later than 15 days after the Secretary completes the pilot program under this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a final report on the pilot program. (C) CONTENTS OF REPORT.—Each report required by this subsection shall include, for the period covered by the report— (i) the number of firearms described in subsection (a)(2) transferred under the pilot program; and (ii) information on any crimes committed using firearms transferred under the pilot program. (c) LIMITATION ON TRANSFER OF SURPLUS CALIBER .45 M1911/ M1911A1 PISTOLS.—The Secretary may not transfer firearms described in subsection (b)(2) under subchapter II of chapter 407 of title 36, United States Code, until the date that is 60 days after the date of the submittal of the final report required under subsection (b)(4)(B). 



4 comments:

  1. Hey Harry,

    (The single hermit known as captaincrunch)

    I got a laugh out of the response on getting me a wife back at that post. One reason I am still single is I am the only family member left to take care of my mother. I don't consider it a burden. I enjoy her company and she has a same attitude about tyranny as we do and my mother was asking about 'how do you use an AR-15 not long ago. My mother grew up on a ranch with no running, no electricity and sometimes no heat in the winter. My mother had to carry buckets of water from a well to the ranch house. She carries a .22 magnum revolver and likes many of the tv shows I like including 'Vikings, Walking Dead and so on.

    I am open to the idea of finding a wife but I am not chomping at the bit you could say.
    'Harry, I even considered moving to your part of the world in the mountains. When things go south in a big way, that part of the country may retain much of its independence. I love Texas but I sometimes wonder what its future holds. Will all the Mexicans coming in in future generations have that Texas attitude for independence?
    What about Muslims, what will they do to Texas?

    The future looks murky for Texas. The Appalachian mountains, especially up in the deep mountains where nothing has not happened in a 100 years may be overlooked by bad people, bad governmental regimes, muslims, Mexicans. The entire region would be impossible to conquer. I hate saying this, but the Appalachians are much like Afghanistan.

    On your truck, Im glad you got some fixes figured out. I think the resale value of those old diesels will go up because of the modern emissions garbage that the EPA forced on diesel manufactuers have caused many problems. I cite the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) EGR valve and so on, including the low, low sulfur diesel fuel.
    Right now, a 1989 Dodge truck with four wheel drive and a 12 valve Cummins in good shape can go for ten thousand dollars easy here in Texas.

    On the CMP 1911's. That one I gotta look into. I have a friend that is an FFL holder and I will contact him and maybe I will pick one of those 1911's for myself.

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    1. CC, you don't have to get an FFL. The CMP office (Anniston for us) will get one. Then you just have to comply with the hoops and wickets to qualify to buy one of the guns. It used to be you had to fire in at least one NRA High Power match (that took three days), get clearance from local law, and belong to a state authorized sport shooting club. I think today they waive most of those requirements for vets. You just send in your DD214 copy. However, I haven't bought a gun from the CMP since the late eighties so maybe somebody who knows more about it will chime in here. I certainly intend to get some of these M1911's when they become available, whatever I have to do.

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  2. Got the cash set aside for mine already. And Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I want some too. Hope they get their act together and start making them available ASAP. Our Thanksgiving here was good, very calm and quiet. Hope yours was nice as well.

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