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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 Czechs going to substitute their armed forces with armed citizens?
  • Do Czech people want to establish private armies?

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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
  • Leaked limited text of the agreement is not reliable!
  • 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 Commission announced the end of the trilogue concerning the amendment proposal to the European firearms directive – now infamously known as the “EU Gun Ban”

The final outcome of the dossier will be decided at the European Parliament in February and March

The final outcome of the dossier will be decided at the European Parliament in February and March

With a press release launched yesterday, December 20th, the European Commission announced the conclusion of the trilogue concerning the amendment proposals to the European firearms directive – a dossier now infamously known, and aptly so, as the EU Gun Ban.

First introduced by the European Commission in November 2015, after the bloody terror attacks in Paris, the dossier originally included draconian restrictions aimed at law-abiding, legal gun owners, which included a full ban on high capacity fixed or detachable magazines for all firearms, a total ban on private ownership of modern hunting and sporting guns aesthetically and only partially technically patterned after modern military firearms, and many more.

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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

Only Dita Charanzova (ALDE) is not enthusiastic.

We do not approve, neither:

Here the letter

Dear Colleagues,

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An addendum to to POLITICO article

We thank POLITICO magazine to include link to our pages in its article, thereby allowing us to address their readers. It is a great example of free press.

Commission threatens to derail gun law deal

Gun lobby accuses the Commission of being ‘totalitarian.’

(If you don’t want to read whole article, just go to the last sentence, please: Link.)

At first, we must agree with Mr. King in his claim that “The single market was not built for the free circulation of Kalashnikovs.” That’s true. And that’s why KALASHNIKOVS ARE ALREADY BANNED FOR 25 YEARS, along with all other machine guns. We wonder that the Commission does not know that, since it was them who wrote it into the law.

We also note that one of mandatory steps in legislative process is to prepare impact assessment, an expert study that gives Council and Parliament information about problem and about consequences of proposed changes. It is duty of the Commission to prepare this study. However, Commission didn’t present any impact assessment in this case. Instead, they use political pressure on both legislative bodies to accept COM proposal without impact assessment.

It must be also noted that current Firearms Directive from year 2008 assigns the Commission duty to issue common rules for deactivation of firearms, which would prevent illegal reactivation, and to overlook following of these rules. However, the Commission didn’t fullfill this legaly binding duty until Nov. 18. 2015 – four days after Paris terror attacks. In those seven years, hundreds, perhaps thousands of people were killed by poorly deactivated and illegally reactivated firearms.

The Commission loves to call us “aggressive gun lobby”. Bad smell of that word helps them to smear us. In reality, we are just ordinary citizens, who united and organised to defend our rights against bureaucratic colossus of the Commission. We fight it in our free time and on our own hard-earned dime. Compare us with the Commission: if anybody of us would neglect his legal duties for seven years, and caused hundreds of innocent dead during that time, he would never get out of prison. And by the way, the Commission wants to avoid this situation in the future – in current negotiations about Firearms Directive, they simply refuse to have any duties from the Directive.

We ask you to stand with us against this shameless bureaucracy. We are not an evil lobby; we are citizens like you, whom the Commission picked up as easy target, which they could punish for their own failures.

 

New attempt from the EU commission to ban specifically AK47 and AR15 families of Firearms

The cat is out of the bag now…

New attempt (16.11.2016!) by the EU commission to ban specifically:

  • Civilian firearms of “AR 15 family”, also derivates
  • Civilian firearms of “AK47 family”, also derivates
  • ALL detachable magazines above 10 rounds (also for handguns, repeating-firearms, rimfires etc.)
  • Strong regulation of magazines and semi-automatic firearms
  • Stricest evaluation of exemptions
  • Immediate decision on bans, since “EU citizens” demand more protection!

Sourced from EU commission document, 16. November 2016, published on Website of Austrian Parliament: Link

This article is avaiable in six languages:

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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.

Iposter-externt will also be a point of direct contact between FIREARMS UNITED, the various associations that represent it at the national level (including Comitato Direttiva 477 for Italy) and the political forces that are evaluating and amending the proposal.

Above words have been written by our Italian partner Comitato Direttiva 477 in its official press release: Link

Comitato Direttiva 477, represented by President Giulio Magnani and counselor Gianfederico Rotellini, will attend Firearms United conference on November 16 in Brussels to speak about the criminal amendments proposed to Directive 91/477 / EEC.

Meanwhile the registration is closed for guest, but MEPs and their staff can visit the conference.

So please write an email to your MEP and ask him or her to attend the conference – at least virtually.

Follow live our webstream – translated in nine (!) languages –
on Wednesday 16/11/16*

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Alain Alexis (EC) and Vicky Ford (EP) will speak and answer our questions

Visit our updated agenda: Link

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* As soon as possible we will also publish the link for the archived webstream – in case you missed the live streaming. We will then also publish all PPPs and speeches in our follow-up. So stay tuned and spread the truth.

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 is titled:

First progress report towards an effective and genuine Security Union

II. STRENGTHENING OUR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM AND ORGANISED CRIME, AND MEANS TO SUPPORT THEM

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They need to hear YOU

As the first round of trialogue is over, the final form of new Firearms Directive is becoming more clear. Much of its nonsense, such as registration of harmless replicas or destruction of valuable and historically significant firearms in collections, was removed. This is especially thanks to the diligent work of many MEPs in the IMCO committee, and also to many experts in the field in addition to many countless individuals petitioning their representatives.

Recent tragedies highlighted the real problems, like insufficient rules for alarm weapons or security of distance trade with firearms, and these same people reworked knee-jerk bans proposed by the European Commission into reasonable and workable rules.

However, there’s still certain major infringement on rights of law-abiding firearms owners. Even when legal owners of semi-automatic firearms followed all laws and are at no fault in regard to causes of terrorism and crime, anti-rights powers-that-be within the EU still demand their demonstrative punishment for crimes caused by terrorists and criminals. Continue reading

Apology to Mrs. Marlene Mizzi

In my last article, I explained cultural differences between Western and Eastern Europeans in regard of firearm ownership. In that article, I used small excerpt of MEP Marlene Mizzi’s email, and certain rhetorical questions which, unfortunately, were mistakenly also taken by many as Mrs. Mizzi’s quotes.

After publication of the article, I was notified by several people that Mrs. Mizzi opposed to many unreasonable demands of the Commission to limit legal firearms ownership, and was one of reasonable voices in the IMCO committee. I wasn’t aware of that while writing my article. My Maltese colleagues also confirmed that Mrs. Mizzi worked with them in good will and listened carefully to their expert opinions.

After such notification, I made some research on my own through IMCO documents and found out that in legislative process, Mrs. Mizzi actually tabled several amendments in favor of protection of legal firearms owners.

After these findings, I realised that it was most undeserved and unfair to pick Mrs. Marlene Mizzi as example of an anti-gun politician, and that I owe her sincere apology and thanks for all the work she has done on behalf of defence of rights of legitimate firearms owners.

David Karasek
Spokesman of Czech firearms rights association LEX

Update for Fighting Fund

Thank You!

09.06.2016 : 5000 € were coming in by Paypal and bank transfer (500 € by  our partner UNPACT)

13.06.2016: More than 20.000 € reached us

15.06.2016: More than 30.000 € (2000 € by French FFTir)

17.06.2016:  Balance on Friday was 41.600 € (1000 € by a German citizen, 500€ by LES ARQUEBUSIENS DE FRANCE and 1000 € by LIGUE REGIONALE DE TIR)

22.06.2016: Balance 46.800 € (1000 € by a Finnish citizen)

23.06.2016: Balance 51.200 €  (lots of donators from UK, Austria, Netherlands. Canada and USA)

24.06.2016: Balance 54.300 €

27.06.2016: Balance 56.900 €

01.07.2016: Balance 62.300 € (2000 € by B&T Switzerland)


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