OTTAWA –Parliamentarians from all federal parties took part in the 4th Annual Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus Shooting Day at the Range (on June 2nd), an annual event hosted by Tony Bernardo and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, Phil Morlock and the Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada, and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association.
Approximately 60 Members of Parliament, Senators, and senior staff made the trip to the Stittsville Shooting Ranges to learn more about hunting and sport shooting and to try various firearms. Firearms importers, wholesale and retail businesses displayed their various firearms and expert instructors were on hand to answer any questions and offer assistance.
“This is a great way to safely introduce those who have never shot a firearm before to this important Canadian sport and the issues that surround it,” said Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus. “And for those of us who are experienced shooters, it renews our commitment to protecting our outdoor heritage.”
Mr. Zimmer was recently elected Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus, replacing the retiring Garry Breitkreuz, Member of Parliament for Yorkton-Melville, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Outdoors Caucus in 2006.