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§4308. Civilian rifle ranges: establishment; instruction (a) The Secretary of the Army, under regulations approved by him upon the recommendation of the National Board for the Promotion of Eifle Practice, shall provide for— (1) the construction, equipment, maintenance, and operation of indoor and outdoor rifle ranges and their accessories and appliances; (2) the instruction of able-bodied citizens of the United States in marksmanship, and the employment of necessary instructors for that purpose; (3) the promotion of practice in the use of rifled arms, the maintenance and management of matches or competitions in the use of those arms, and the issue of the arms, ammunition, targets, and other supplies and appliances, necessary for those purposes; (4) the award to competitors of trophies, prizes, badges, and other insignia; (5) the sale to members of the National Rifle Association, at cost, and the issue to clubs organized for practice with rifled arms, under the direction of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, of the arms, ammunition, targets, and other supplies and appliances necessary for target practice; (6) the maintenance of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, including provision for its necessary expenses and those of its members; (7) the procurement of necessary supplies, appliances, trophies, prizes, badges and other insignia, clerical and other services, and labor; and (8) the transportation of employees, instructors, and civilians to give or receive instruction or to assist or engage in practice in the use of rifled arms, and the transportation and subsistence, or an allowance instead of subsistence, of members of teams authorized by the Secretary to participate in matches or competitions in the use of rifled arms. (b) There is authorized to be appropriated annually the sum of $7,500 for the incidental expenses of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, including books, pamphlets, badges, trophies, prizes, and medals. §4309. Rifle ranges: recommendations to Congress; regulations (a) The Secretary of the Army shall submit annually to Congress recommendations and estimates for the establishment and maintenance of indoor and outdoor rifle ranges under a plan to provide facilities for rifle practice in all sections of the country. (b) All rifle ranges established under subsection (a) and all rifle ranges already constructed, in whole or in part with funds provided by the United States, may be used by members of the armed forces and by all able-bodied males capable of bearing arms, under regulations prescribed by the authorities controlling those ranges and approved by the Secretary. §4310. Rifle instruction: detail of members of Army (a) The President may detail regular or reserve officers and noncommissioned officers of the Army to duty as instructors at rifle ranges for training civilians in the use of military arms.