Government Issue were a hardcore band from Washington, DC. They began in 1980, a seminal time for harDCore, releasing their debut 7" Legless Bull in 1981 on Dischord, their fourth release. The band constantly had a revolving door of members, with major DC players like Brian Baker, J. Robbins, and Steve Hansgen, though GI were always fronted by John Stabb. During their original run, the band released seven LPs and five EPs. They broke up in 1989, but reformed for various reunions in the 2000s. Sadly, John Stabb died in 2016. This Government Issue shirt, in great condition, is an early piece of DC hardcore history.