(a) Authority To Lend.—
The Secretary of the Navy may lend, without expense to the United States, magazine rifles and appendages that are not of the existing service models in use at the time and that are not necessary for a proper reserve supply, to any educational institution having a uniformed corps of midshipmen of sufficient number for target practice. The Secretary may also issue 40 rounds of ball cartridges for each midshipman for each range at which target practice is held, but not more than 120 rounds each year for each midshipman participating in target practice.
(b) Responsibilities of Institutions.—The institutions to which property is lent under subsection (a) shall—
The Secretary of the Navy shall prescribe regulations to carry out this section, containing such other requirements as he considers necessary to safeguard the interests of the United States.
(Added Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title III, § 377(a), Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 85, § 7912; renumbered § 8942, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(15), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1837.)