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RIFLE SHOOTING.

i 1:0 inn iiiiToi'.. j Sir.—Re th<- internal defence of Xew Zehlr.ii'!. s ir J.-eph Waid remarks that it was unfair, mi the litst part, of liis opp. n-t-Mt:- in .1. p>ive him nf the lienor in iv-Kr.-'i-i to imivr-al training for this country iJii.l Sir ,f'ifrji'-i provided in his schpir,' more l.il.p|-ai!y for the trnirr"ii2 of efficient rifle s-liotn he world hnvf. eiv.iei't a sound base to work his 'lainint; on. Is it not a fact that- only 25 per cent, of tho Kxpcdi tior.iry Force, wne 1 rained rifle shots? Is it not correct thai the present, Government granted the munificent Mini of £ls to Mi' Ot.-.go R'flr' A.-foriati.m's. meeting to l sho'. for in pri/.•.'■•<? J wonder if lh-?v wib par it on t'rir: deien-od s-vistoin. It. is no' .1. very hrce .'■inn out ot the £400..000 lint !h*> aU>ve scheme eo.-~t.-i I lift wuntiy. J'.\ the 1 imo we reach the mm «/f, say, £7fio.o'V p<M- annim: lef.-rr-'d to in the 'Star' la^i cvrnin2 the a- social ii;.n will probably pet £2O. The Government iritisl. be i. nlated on their far-toeing ocrmoiny. cnnsidci. inj; that, it, lakes, ft'oir; all a.CiDouitts of }!'■■• viouri v. nr;, one tin of lea-d to kill e;i< !; n.an. I may say that in en efficient in Me up.' l <>f the idle will kill a man at. .-a\ . I.oooyds r.-ine-c with Viz of lead, and t'-n'i i.s three ."hot?, il-.w many of those traine? men r-ent away v. ith the Kxpeditionaiy Force, above the 2o jet rent., eolild <!' j that? 1 Mi-ie. reiv v. i-h that thev had be.-; I trainer! hi ill.- v,.■■>.■ of th.e rif!"' in-toad ef j foiinhiLC four.-, etc. In last nic'luV "Skir T notica ih:ii an article has been publish".! in the •'Weekly I'le-s' by (hat great en tlmfi.tM " Hull's Eve." Ht l says that every one nmst apn e liiat .-•hootiii.' i> our Ive-T | defence. I . : :-:p> our mnmine.nf. citizen.-v.-jl! lake it to hunt, and hold public meet ! inps and aior:-:' patriots io tak- ! anion, and ' - '.' h■■;■ sister colony th.H ! New Zeal.-.: d ii::> e.oi sninii real live nier who niiekii tand the Ime us,; of til", rifle li.n.-tcad of ruoioic.' after iiea.'inaiv f": - with blank •. an riorys. 1 >;:y : learn t. 1 -ihoot with tic teal thin;:, and uiwterstan' tin- iihjc<! \o!( ;.ii,i at. 1 ;-ca-ic'y hope that the no rchaots of ;] ; i- (.'iiy uill .o tho foil!e ..minjr Kltfc A'-.-.-cia: ion'.? nw ! ing give the nieiiih.-i - tuiv eni otira_'en!"n< by jut .--: :i! ir.'j; tinin .-orne ic'i-hy m- ..Mi. • and rill, m-./i. W.- v. an; in/-re in. u i<. •_'■ t.., the. iionl : then teach them to s-|ioo' filfl. \> in caeiaH ;. a j, 1 hem to .dloot i: .six v.t.'l.s' t' .'iiniiir :.; camp. It takey..M'. a . no! <ia\.. a.-, all "in chain] iont- i.noM /.illy i.:.> w.'.l. .Mi lb.- drill in the worlo will not stop the (Jen:,aiir : il is lead, and lead o/ilv. (ha! v. il! .-:•/ o tie if mad rvi.iv.'M. [ bi.-p-' the ' b.ve. nnient. and /-it i/.eins \\v' '■■.-.: l." up to iln ir i<-.;i..n--.hiiity and >coin i-oi'K- l.i.ri. Nov-'iidi"..' !,-.

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RIFLE SHOOTING., Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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RIFLE SHOOTING. Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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