The Canadian Prime Minister has promised to arm Canadian Ranges with firearms from this century.
The Rangers, who are part-time reservists in the Canadian Forces, are currently using firearms from the World War II era.
There have been previous efforts to buy the Rangers more than 10,000 new firearms but all previous attempts have run into obstacles and failed.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, “I am told there is no difficulty in servicing the weapons at the present time, but this is a concern, and we believe it is time. The Department of National Defence is in the process of scoping out a program for replacement and I expect that to happen over the next few years.”
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