On 15 February FIREARMS UNITED held a fruitful meeting with Rapporteur Vicky Ford in Strasbourg. This meeting was followed up with a letter that the Rapporteur sent us and which we reproduce below. FIREARMS UNITED appreciates the sterling work done by the Rapporteur in securing the best possible terms within her remit in spite of the intense pressure exerted by … Read More
We recieved today the information, that Vicky Ford has sent a letter to MEPs. We copied this letter from here and asked our sources for verification. It is confirmed that rapporteur Vicky Ford wrote the letter. She tweeted that she is moving towards an agreement that is close to the Parliament position, which however would move IPSC guns to Cat. A … Read More
You may have heard that EU commission has asked ECHA to come up with the proposal to the use of LEAD as a bullet material. Firearms United has been in contact with experts in ammunition manufacturing industry to find out what it really means in practice for YOU: “serious hit for hunting and death of sportshooting”.
The EU weapons directive (EUGunban) was presented in November 2015 only a few days after the attack in France. It was adopted in March 2017 after a long and hard struggle in Brussels with many changes. It is to be implemented in all EU countries by September 1st 2018 into national laws. In France, the timetable has been adhered to. … Read More
Now it is official – The misguided firearms directive will be challenged in the ECJ (European Court of Justice)
The Czech ministry of Interior has filed a suit 9th of August to prevent the implementation of the EU Firearms Directive, which would help the national authorities of the Member States to not implement the already faulty directive on national level.
Yesterday the European Parliament meeting in Plenary in Strasbourg voted on the Provisional Agreement reached in December following the Trilogues. The rejection of the Commission Proposal as well as the amendments proposed to improve the text failed to make it due to the first two votes: AM 109 (ENF) & AM 123 (EFDD): Rejection of the Commission proposal For: 123 Against: … Read More
Tomorrow between 10:00 and 12:30 the comittee IMCO will vote on the compromise of the trilogue. We assume there will be a short debate before the vote – as usual. You can download the paper (only in English) here: Click Again – as in summer 2016 – the Member of IMCO have only an English text to vote on. Again … Read More