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  • 1868Georg Luger is promoted to Faehnrich (Ensign) as a Reserve Officer Cadet with the 78th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1918 — Lieutenant-General Arthur Currie, commanding the Canadian Corps, wrote requesting 5,000 Huot automatic rifles be purchased, arguing casualties required increased firepower for each remaining man, as well as to allow his men to answer the growing number of German light machine guns.
  • 1981 — The state of Florida's right-to-carry law became effective. This law requires that CCW licensees be 21 years of age or older, have clean criminal/mental health records, and complete a firearms safety/training course.
  • 2001 — the Million Mom March merged with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (whom many suspected had been pulling the MMM's strings all along).
  • Today is also World Vegetarian* Day.

* Vegetarian: an old Navajo word meaning "lousy hunter."

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A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.
- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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  • With over 7,000,000 sold, the Remington 870 holds the record for the best-selling shotgun in US history, but has not matched the longevity of the Winchester model 12 (which was produced for over 90 years)
  • Biathlon has its roots as a training exercise in the Norwegian Army, and became an official Olympic event at the 1960 Games. Women’s biathlon was included in 1992. In the past 20 years, it has grown to become one of Europe’s most popular Nordic sports.


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The Welin breech block is a stepped, interrupted thread breech, invented by Axel Welin in 1889 or 1890. Shortly after, Vickers acquired the British patents.

Though the US Navy was offered the design a year or two later, they declined and the American Bethlehem Steel spent the next five years in trying to circumvent Welin's patent, before having to buy it through Vickers.

The Welin breech was a single motion screw, allowing it to be operated much faster than previous interrupted-thread breeches, and it became very common on Anglo-American large calibre naval artillery and also field artillery above about 4.5 inches (110 mm).

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