The IMCO Rapporteur and MEPs tabled 847 amendments. The Compromise Amendments have been drawn up and the committee will vote on the final list on 14th July.
The prospects of a favorable vote that rejects most of the Commission proposals are good. The statements by MEPs during the debate on the amendments indicate majority support for our arguments.
This has been achieved through careful discourse with the MEPsand we shall continue along that path. We draw your attention that no matter how upset you may be with the EU you must always retain a polite and civil attitude in your contacts with MEPs. Focus on the S&D members as the more we win over the greater our chances of success.
When you read our article about the debate, you will see that:
- EPP, ECR, ALDE clearly support a totally watered down version of the Commission proposal
- S&D and the Greens are for more stringent measures.
- EFDD and ENF support an outright rejection of the proposal.
What can YOU do?
Step 1: Inform your friends
The Commission and the Council want to ban most legally-held firearms and want to register millions of firearms that are currently free such as blank firing guns and deactivated firearms.
Step 2: Write to your politicians
Contact your national Government: Address List for Contacts
Contact the Members of European Parliament: Mail adresses of MEPs
Please remember to politely express your disappointment for the way the EU is treating you and how you are losing faith in it. You can say that as a result of this you are considering supporting BREXIT or a similar movement in your country. Use your own words.
Contact your local politicians.
Politely inform them about the impact on yourself and attract their sympathy – focus on the S&D members. The automatical translation of our German partner might be of help, too: Step 3 of GRA
Step 3: Sign and share our Petition!
Meanwhile more than 328,000 citizens signed this petition. This is still far too low in relation to 15 to 20 million gun owners within the EU.
Circulate this petition especially in your local clubs. Take your notebook with you and help your friends who do not have internet access to sign. When doing so inform them of the Commission proposals and the threat to them.
Step 4: Donate generously towards our Fighting Fund.
Established collaborating organisations such as FESAC and ANARMA, as well as individual team members, are exhausting their funds which are badly required to sustain their efforts.
This is where YOU can make a difference and show your appreciation for the sterling work being done by our colleagues who are devoting their valuable resources of time and money to our just cause and who are the key to our survival.