Etobicoke, ON -(AmmoLand.com)- June 7th dawned ominously. Rain clouds, high winds and cold temperatures threatened to wash out the 5th annual “Parliamentary Day at the Range.”
However, by 8 a.m. the threat of bad weather had lifted, and we had a green light for one of the largest non-partisan events on Parliament Hill. And large it was: 101 MPs, Senators and senior staff assembled at Stittsville Shooting Ranges to partake in a exciting morning enjoying the best of the shooting sports. This event, the brainchild of the CSSA and the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada, has grown in popularity every year since its inception.
Members of all the major political parties tried out everything from handguns and black rifles to long-range target shooting and trap/skeet. Smiles were very much in evidence.
There was a special surprise appearance by the Leader of the Official Opposition, the Hon. Rona Ambrose, M.P. She handily proved that her prowess with a .32 ACP Walther PPK was the equal of her considerable political skills. The Hon. Kellie Leitch, one of the leadership frontrunners, also tried …Read the Rest