The Lithuanian Armed Forces will give 50 machine guns and 8,000 rounds of ammunition to the civilian paramilitary organization Riflemen's Union, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
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The German-made machine guns, which are in good working order but not used by the army, and ammunition will be entrusted to the Riflemen's Union for a period of ten years, according to the ministry.

"These machine guns will provide the riflemen with an opportunity to train to use NATO-standard compliant weapons," it said in a press release.

In 2016, the military transferred 500 automatic rifles to the Riflemen's Union.

The organization says it has almost 11,000 members.

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