“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made”

The Firearms United has been following the EU legislation process up close and personal since the day ill-conceived proposal from the commission saw the light of day, and based on what we have seen, Otto von Bismarck was right when he (allegedly) “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”

Where are we know – here is an update.

EP DID NOT BLOCK OUR WEBSITE – We apologise for the misinformation!

Dear supporters! We really do our best to provide you with verifiable and correct information, unfortunately due to a manipulation error we posted something we shouldn’t have. Let us explain what happened. A few weeks ago there was a news article in a Polish newspaper which stated that the website of Firearms United was blocked on the network of the … Read More

IMCO Vote on 26/01/2017

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

About proposed change of Czech Constitutional law

Since there’s much misunderstanding, especially in foreign media, about meaning and purpose of recently proposed change of our Constitutional law to introduce citizens’ right to acquire, possess and carry firearms, I feel appropriate to correct these misinterpretations. LEX answers the following questions: Is it a “terrorist hunting permit”? Is it a proposal for unlimited possession and carrying of firearms? Are … Read More

Malta Firearms Conference – Sending the Message!

The Conference organized by FESAC, AACTS, AMACS and Firearms United in Malta has attracted media attention – in addition to hall full of firearms enthusiasts and foreign guests from many organizations in Europe! Nothing in the directive is yet settled, and even the trilogue is still formally ongoing before the parliament approves the current “compromise”. Malta is in key position, … Read More

Intense lobbying by FIREARMS UNITED?

EU Observer publishes the most biased article about the EU Gunban that we have read in the last week: EU reaches deal on contested gun laws by NIKOLAJ NIELSEN (20/12/2016) You are invited to read our point-by-point reply to this diatribe: Much of the debate has been overshadowed by intense lobbying from pro-gun groups. They argue that current rules are good enough and … Read More

Trilogue ends on the EU Gun Ban

From our partner GUNSWEEK.com by Pierangelo Tendas – 21.12.2016 Press release of the European Commission European Parliament and “aggressive gun lobby” watered down the proposal Update 25.01.2017: Trilogue’s outcome now published: LINK  Next steps by EU in February and March Letter of FIREARMS UNITED to Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of COM Next steps by FIREARMS UNITED A press release of the European … Read More

FINANCIAL STATUS

Thanks to all our supporters! Since 7th June 2016 we recieved more than 100.000 €. From this total we already paid expenses of 23.487,61 € for travel costs, press releases, advertisments and letters, as well as for paypal fees of 1.616.73 €. The balance of 15.12.2016 was 81.835,13 €, We still have to pay for outstanding expenses of the Firearms Directive … Read More

Letter by Vicky Ford to Member of Parliaments

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

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: BLACKMAILING THE PARLIAMENT, ENDANGERING CITIZENS

As untransparent trialogue proceeds and European Commission is demanding more and more restriction, it uses more and more pressuring rhetorics. According to them, the Parliament should “get out of its blockade mentality” and “not compromise on security of citizens”. Of course, anyone who knows more that what the Commission says knows that it is the Commission who uses this mess … Read More