Monday, May 18, 2015

Alabama congressman leads push to allow civilians to buy vintage handguns from the military

Via Billy

M1911A1 (Flickr User miso beno)

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL3) and approved by the U.S. House Thursday would allow Americans who can lawfully own a handgun to purchase retired .45cal Colt 1911 sidearms from the military. By expanding the decades-old Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), the amendment will make available approximately 100,000 of the weapons up for purchase by members of CMP-affiliated clubs provided they can prove:

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  1. I would love to have one but only 100,000 will go in a flash.
    Check out the new ammo. Like some sci-fi movie. Not fair.
    Actually, it is pretty scary:

  2. Your right about that. Too futuristic for me.