(2) If the rifles to be loaned or donated under paragraph (1) are to be used by the eligible organization for funeral ceremonies of a member or former member of the armed forces, the Secretary may issue and deliver the rifles, together with the necessary accoutrements and blank ammunition, without charge.
(3)(A) In order to meet the needs of an eligible organization with respect to performing funeral and other ceremonies, if the Secretary determines appropriate, the Secretary may—
(i) loan or donate excess non-automatic service rifles to an eligible organization; or
(ii) authorize an eligible organization to retain non-automatic service rifles other than M–1 rifles.
(B) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to supersede any Federal law or regulation governing the use or ownership of firearms.
(1) a unit or other organization of honor guards recognized by the Secretary of the Army as honor guards for a national cemetery;
(2) a law enforcement agency; or
(3) a local unit of any organization that, as determined by the Secretary of the Army, is a nationally recognized veterans' organization.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 262; Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title XVI, §1621(a)(1), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1602; Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title III, §381(a)–(d)(1), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 582; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, §1051(a), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1935.)
|Revised section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|Feb. 10, 1920, ch. 64; restated June 5, 1920, ch. 240 (par. under "Rifles and Accessories for Organizations of War Veterans"); restated May 26, 1952, ch. 364, 66 Stat. 94.|
|Dec. 15, 1926, ch. 10, 44 Stat. 922.|
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