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Firearms Directive Conference – Webstream 7.01.2017

The conference will discuss how the Commission’s misguided proposal, which was presented in a most irregular manner, would lead to a serious impact on legal firearm owners and users, as well as on national authorities’ resources, while hardly having any effect against the use of illegal weapons by criminals and terrorists. Participants will be informed of the latest developments following the trilogue meetings between the Commission, the Council and Parliament.

Webstream of the conference: Youtube

More informations: Firearms Directive Conference

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 Conference in November and some other expenses.

The “Founding Fathers (and Mother)” decided together with the whole working team to spend during the next three months huge sums for professional help, national conferences, TV, advertisements et all to get our topic and our concerns into the public and to the people in power. We also work on complains and lawsuits in our backrooms.

Those who know advertising’s cost can verify that 80.000 € is not enough for our plans.

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What’s going on in Brussels?

Meanwhile FIREARMS UNITED became expert in lawmaking in Brussel. We want to share our knowledge with you.

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Why is the European Commission lying? – Video Coverage

HCa0iMOn June 1st Andrzej Leszczyński (GUN TV), Tomasz Stępień (Firearms United) and Jarosław Lewandowski (Fundacja Rozwoju Strzelectwa) participated in debate at the European Parlament in Brussels organised by European Foundation For Freedom with the participation of Members Of European Parliament – Robert Iwaszkiewicz and Janusz Korwin-Mikke. Subject of debate was constricting the access to firearms for law-abiding citizens. Magnificent work was done! Huge “Thank You!”

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MEP Christofer Fjellner: no impact assessement = rejection

Conservative MEP Christofer Fjellner from Sweden found the right words.

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Snippets of his speech:

  • Instead of getting to the real problem with illegal guns all of the proposal hits the legal guns and has no impact on terrorists or criminals at all.
  • 5-years-licenses, medical exams, hindering distance trade and banning certain semi-automatics won’t stop terrorists but hit hard the law abiding gunowners
  • How many crimes could be linked to legally-held firearms? How big is the problem?
  • How many firearms were affected by the ban? How many will be banned?
  • If Commission cannot answer these both simple question, we should reject proposal.
  • You missed the target (illicit trafficking) by miles!

Read more of Commissioner’s speech: FACE: Commissioner Bieńkowska’s 100.000 deaths unfounded

MEP Jussi Halla-aho: Reject whole proposal!

The next MEP – after Christofer Fjellner (SE) – rejects the proposal: Jussi Halla-aho (FI)

Snippets of his speech:

  • The large number of ammendments is encouraging as many of them address the most excessive and disproportional details in the proposal. The rapporteur has also generally done a good job.
  • We should reject not only the proposed and unjustified ban on semi-automatic sporting rifles that are subcategorized A6 and A7, but also the proposed recategorisation of legal firearms as a whole.
    This rejection has already been done by LIBE.
  • We also should reject the nearly total ban of category A firearms which would lead to destruction of valuable historical collections. These weapons are not used in crime and are already strictly controlled.
    This ban was also rejected by LIBE.
  • We should reject mandatory time limits for licenses and medical checks because they only lead to more bureaucrazy and inconveniece without impact on crime.
    These were rejected by LIBE.
  • I support to reject the whole proposal as it violates all principles of good regulation.
  • The Commission tried to took advantage of the tragic event in Paris last November to push through a largely ideological anti-firearm proposal. 
    This has greatly damaged the image and credibility of the EU.
  • The attitude of the Commission in the Committee hearings has been incredible.
    It is now up to the Parliament to try and undo that damage.

MEP Richard Sulik: Withdraw the directive!

 

Snippets of MEP Richard Sulik’s speech

  • The European Commission is trying to restrict people’s personal freedoms.
  • No terrorist is going to get a weapon at a normal dealer.
  • I thank the rapporteur for her hard work to remove the nonsense from the proposal.
  • Ms Bieńkowska suprised me yesterday, when she said, that we don’t need so many weapons. Surely citizen’s freedom should be more important than the Commission’s opinion.
  • The ladies and gentlemen sitting in the Commission seem to be acting like gods.
  • I would be happiest if the whole directive were to be withdrawn.

Read more of her speech: FACE: Commissioner Bieńkowska’s 100.000 deaths unfounded

DON’T LET IT HAPPEN!

“Don’t let it happen! It depends on you!” was the final warning of George Orwell, author of “1984”, which was not meant as a manual.

George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950)  must have been a prophet – as lots of the things he wrote 1948 in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four became reality, same is valid for his novel Animal Farm. Many phrases of his invented surveillance state – such as ‘Big Brother is watching you’, ‘newspeak’ and ‘doublethink’ – entering popular use.

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#GREENS : hate private gun ownership

GREEN RAPPORTEUR IGNORES OTHER OPINIONS

Bodil Valero is rapporteur for LIBE and wrote a draft for the proposal which is even stricter than the original, e.g. a high capicity ban for magazines. Other Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have complained the fact that Valero has IGNORED all the opinions, except her own even though it is obvious that her opinions do not represent the majority.

Valeros draft: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&reference=PE-576.870&format=PDF&language=EN&secondRef=01

There are 250 amendments for her opinion. LIBE meets on the 9th of May and searches for a compromise. Maybe they have to vote on each of these amendments.

Amendments: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+COMPARL+PE-580.601+01+DOC+PDF+V0//EN&language=EN

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#Olympia: Target Shooting is in Danger”

For all the gun owners who praise olympic disciplines and who say, that these are the only ones which really count:

Your Sport is in Danger!

“The meeting was primarily about achieving gender equality in shooting, but in point 11, it discussed changes to shotgun disciplines, citing low participation as a valid reason for deleting Men’s Double Trap. The assembled also spoke about replacing it with a mixed event in Skeet or Trap, though alternating Mixed Skeet and Mixed Trap at different Olympic Games was not met with enthusiasm as it would make long-term athlete development more difficult.

Changes to rifle and pistol events were also debated, with Men’s 50m Rifle Prone in danger of being axed, and the IOC hopes the ISSF will take steps towards developing a #laser shooting discipline.”

If you look in the Olympic’s history you can see that in the beginning pistol shooting with big bore calibers were the highlights. Even biathlon was shot until 1976 with big bore rifles. We can also see that in the beginning all these disciplines have been mixed in gender. They got separated in women and men when they saw that no woman could gather any Gold medal.

And we tried “laser shooting” in Germany. It was a disgrace! They imitated the shots with loud speakers. The shooters were disappointed as they could not use their skills. And the audience was also disappointed.

Would you go to a motor race with quiet electric cars and want to listen to imitated car noises? Same is valid for laser shooting.

http://www.clay-shooting.com/news/double-trap-in-danger-of-being-pulled-from-the-tokyo-2020-olympics/