Just FYI…

This article is not strictly 2nd Amendment related but since I have purchased a weapon through ODCMP, and I suspect many of you have done the same. I thought you would be interested in this action by Congress.


BREAKING: Obama Signs Law Allowing Public Sale of Surplus U.S. Army 1911s

Springfield 1911A1, c Nick Leghorn

By Nick Leghorn on November 25, 2015

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a program through which 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 huge stock of 1911 handguns. These firearms saw duty 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.


Concealed Carry without Permit in Kansas

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday, November 19, 2015 to allow concealed carry in Kansas without a permit. The legislation become effective July 1, 2016.


Brownback signs bill that allows permit-free concealed carry of guns in Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday adding Kansas to the short list of states allowing unlicensed possession of concealed firearms and eliminating a weapons training mandate for people to carry hidden guns.

Governor Brownback signs permitless concealed carry bill.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday adding Kansas to the short list of states allowing unlicensed possession of concealed firearms and eliminating a weapons training mandate for people to carry hidden guns. Thad Allton The Associated Press


We’re having a raffle!

We only have a couple of months left until we pick the winner in our January General Meeting. We still have a lot of tickets left, only $10 each.

And—if you sign-up a new WMSA member, you’ll get an extra raffle ticket to improve your chances. Our next general meeting is November 24, 2015, 7:00PM at Bass Pro Shops @ I-70 and I-435.


It’s time for another fundraiser. Last year we raffled off a Ruger 10/22 configured to look like a Thompson SMG. This year we’re raffling off an AR-15.

The rules for this years raffle are a bit different than from previous raffles. First, we’ve limited the number of raffle tickets to only 500. Second, unlike some previous raffles, we will not mail tickets to members to sell. Tickets will be available at all General meetings and at events where WMSA has a table. Third, in addition to building our treasury for the coming year, this year’s raffle is aimed towards gaining more WMSA members.

The tickets are $10 each. Only 500 are being printed. If you buy one ticket, you have one chance in five hundred of winning. If you buy two tickets, your chances rise to two chances in five hundred. As an added incentive, bring in a new member and get a free raffle ticket. Any current member who brings in a new WMSA member gets a free raffle ticket for each new member added to our rolls.

Bring your prospective new member to a General membership meeting and when the new member completes the membership application and pays their dues, you are handed a ticket, no charge! No WMSA funds were used to acquire the rifle nor the accessories.

The drawing for the rifle will be at the January 2016 general meeting…or earlier if all the raffle tickets are sold. Don’t want to wait until January? Go recruit new members, get a free ticket for every member and exhaust our limited number of tickets. The quicker they are all gone, the sooner we’ll have the drawing.

Tickets can also be obtained via mail by sending a check to the WMSA,  P.O. Box 11144, Kansas City, MO 64119.

If you win, what will you get? You get more than just the rifle. The rifle itself is a flat-top M4 clone.


DPMS Sportical M-4 Clone (Photo of the actual rife.)


  • DPMS Sportical Carbine AR-15 rifle / 5.56 NATO 16” barrel
  • 4 Magpul 30 round magazines & one factory 30 round metal magazine.
  • Soft side tactical rifle case with 6 Pockets.
  • Miculek DPMS Muzzle Brake — installed.
  • Hogue overmolded pistol grip — installed.
  • NcStar 3X9 power dual illuminated reticle tactical rifle scope — installed.
  • 1 case (500 rds.) Federal XM193, 5.56mm 55g, FMJ Ammunition.

Here’s your chance for an AR, or another if you already have one. Come to our next General meeting and buy your tickets!


Next General Meeting is Tuesday, November 24, 2015

General Membership Meeting
is normally the 4th Tuesday of every odd-numbered month

Door prizes and drawings every meeting.


Bass Pro Stop Conservation Conference Room, Lower Level

18001 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO 64055

Regular WMSA general membership meetings

Fourth Tuesday of each odd numbered month


November meeting

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7:00PM

Bass Pro Shop, I-70 and I-470

Independence, MO


Note: we have secured the Bass Pro Shop meeting location for all of 2016.

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