SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE – CCFR TESTIFIES AGAINST C-71

 

The CCFR sent two delegates to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security yesterday to voice our opposition of bill C-71.

C.E.O. & Executive Director Rod Giltaca and V.P. of Public Relations & registered lobbyist Tracey Wilson appeared before committee as witnesses to provide testimony on the analysis and contentions we have on this bill, as well as to refute some rhetorical debate that had occurred within the committee proceedings.

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RELOADING FOR THE .577-450 Martini Henry

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By Branko Diklitch

The Martini Henry was the first purpose built cartridge breech loading rifle adopted by the British Army.  It replaced the cartridge conversion Snider Enfield rifle starting in 1871 and went on to become the rifle most people would associate with the Victorian era British Army.  After the imperial army was re-equipped, the Martini Henry came to be used by the Volunteers and Militia throughout the Commonwealth.  In Canada the Martini Henry never replaced the Snider Enfield but did see limited use, and that is why the Martini-Henry should be considered an iconic Canadian rifle

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