The rebirth of the gun lobby in Europe

Translation of the article “El lobby de las armas renace en Europa– published on Playground Magazine, a leading online cutting edge music publication in Spain, with an audience of 100% festivalgoers and almost 6 million followers on Facebook.

Open Letter to Members of European Parliament

  FIREARMS UNITED brings together more than 200 million law-abiding gun owners in Europe. These include reservists, hunters, sport shooters, collectors, firearm dealers, manufacturers, security professionals, range operators and ordinary citizens who own not restricted weapons. Abstract:  The current Firearms Directive is an effective tool for security and does not unnecessarily obstruct legal activity. EU Member States that faithfully transposed … Read More

After the attacks in France EC wants restrictions on licit access to weapons

The European Commission DG Home wants to propose a semiautomatic ban for EU individuals, which look similar to military ones. This EC also wants stricter rules for arms control. Proposals for a new law or amendment to the Directive on firearms will be presented on Wednesday – the author learned from Union source PAP. Initially the amendment was planned for … Read More

UK: The Battle on Lead Ammunition

Lead ammunition

Half of the LEAD AMMUNITION GROUP (LAG) resigned and submit their own report on 25th of June 2015. Countryside organisations submit their own findings to DEFRA (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) in response to John Swift’s “flawed” report on lead ammunition and argue that their approach is more logical and scientific than that of LAG chairman John Swift. The … Read More

Family protection with a gun !?

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“Even if the whole world was against my man, I would still stand behind him and pass him the bullets.” A good phrase, isn’t it? This is probably the least a woman would do for her husband in times of war. There is a war in our country and our men fight with the enemy or prepare themselves for combat, we do … Read More

Day after Paris What’s next, Europe ???

„The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.” Just over a year ago the entire world discussed the terrorist attack in Nairobi. Amongst many voices one of reason appeared – the voice of Ronald Noble – secretary general of Interpol. He stated that one should expect further attacks targeting so … Read More

A LESSON FROM PERUVIAN ORGANIZATION APPLAF

Finally Peruvian Parliament approved the new firearms law promoted by our mates from APPLAF(Asociacion Peruana de Propietarios Legales de Armas de Fuego) integrated in our partner CALL (Coalición Armas Legales Latinoamericanas). It is the first time, I can I remember, that a firearms civil rights association is able to revert completely a gun control situation in a country.   We … Read More

EU study: Marking, deactivation and conversion of firearms

Marking of firearms, their deactivation and destruction, and conversions of  alarm guns and replica weapons to fire live ammunition were topics of Communication for the European Commission to the European Parliament last year. It is also topic of a study performed by Ernst & Young analytic agency in June 2014. The results look quite promising.   This information was first published … Read More