EU split on semi-automatic weapons

Article of EUobserver by NIKOLAJ NIELSEN of 14/11/16: EU lawmakers are meeting on Tuesday (15 November) for another round of backroom talks to curb gun violence and prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons on the black market. Debates around the European Commission’s EU firearms directive reform, proposed in the aftermath the Paris November terrorist attacks, appears to be advancing as positions converge … Read More

Every proposal must be based on an impact assessment study and a debate

FIREARMS UNITED Conference – Dita CHARANZOVÁ MEP – ALDE I am in the EU business for more than 12 years. I was hoping that the Commission under the president, Mr. Juncker, will follow the Smart regulation principle. Unfortunately this piece of legislation is not, what I consider of smart regulation. Every proposal for legislation must be based on a impact … Read More

Urge your MEP to visit our conference – live or virtually!

The conference, due to the huge number of participants and co-organizers, promises to be the most important ever held in Brussels on the subject of gun control, and will be an important occasion to reveal and explain to MEPs the lies on which the European Commission has built its ignoble proposal. It will also be a point of direct contact … Read More

UN’s Hypocrisy on Arms

Guns Week asked this week, if  the outcome of the U.S. Presidential elections could have repercussions on the European fight against senseless gun control measures and if the  victory of the anti-gunners in the U.S. could provide new strength to the anti-gunners in Europe. Read more: Gun Ban: US and EU, two shores of one same dividing Ocean The US plays a … Read More

Commission wants #EUGunban says Council

Austrian Parliament published the latest news of the Council – we copied the sections regarding firearms and explosives. The most important sentences in red: It is important to reach an agreement before the end of the year. The Commission will continue to urge the colegislators to maintain the level of ambition, particularly the objective to ban the most dangerous semi-automatic firearms. The document … Read More

Firearms Directive Conference

Brussels – 16/11/2016 – Firearms Conference at the European Parliament: During this conference we will evaluate the impact on illicit traffickers, private owners and on the civilian market, as well as the dangerousness of some types of firearms and the sources for the illicit market.

FIREARMS UNITED ITALIA Supports Borgioni as Next UITS President

THE ITALIAN CHAPTER OF FIREARMS UNITED SUPPORTS MR. PIERLUIGI BORGIONI IN HIS BID AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN UNION OF SHOOTING RANGES (UITS) What you are reading here is the result of a lengthy and troubled internal dialogue within our confederation; it was not an easy decision to make, but given the current situation, we think it was … Read More

IMCO’s Statement of First Trilogue Meeting

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On 29th of September Vicky Ford (Rapporteur, ECR) and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (Shadow Rapporteur, EPP) gave an update on the trialogue for the amendments of the Firearms Directive. You can follow her speech in this webstream at the beginning of the meeting during the first seven minutes. Links to webstream: here or here Read more: summary of her speech and … Read More