ACLU Asks Congress to End Defense 1033 Program in FY21 Defense Bill

In July, as the Congress considered the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the ACLU joined in coalition to push for an amendment to end the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program. For the past 30 years, the 1033 Program has provided $7.4 billion in surplus military weapons  and equipment, including MRAPs, grenades, and bayonets, at no cost, to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

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