Police chief Peter Thorsell is well known among Sweden’s firearms owners, and it is about time he gets introduced to the rest of Europe. There are in fact similarities with some parts of the firearms directive and Thorsell’s earlier suggestions and opinions. There’s also a clear connection between the European Commission, the work in GENVAL and Swedish police Peter Thorsell.
Legislative Procedure explained
Meanwhile FIREARMS UNITED became expert in lawmaking in Brussel. We want to share our knowledge with you. This here is the status quo of end of June 2016: Avaiable as PDF and PPP with hyperlinks in EN | DE | FR | IT
#EUgunban: COM has no facts, but misuses massacres and lies
When MEP Beatrix von Storch asked the European Commission (COM) to prove the “dangerousness” of legally-held firearms and especially of category B firearms Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska did not answer her question at all. She only gave examples and assumptions and misused massacres as an argument for bans. Questions by Beatrix von Storch (MEP) from January 2016: How many of the annual 1 … Read More
MEP Christofer Fjellner: no impact assessement = rejection
Conservative MEP Christofer Fjellner from Sweden found the right words. Watch! 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 … Read More
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 … Read More
FACE: Commissioner Bieńkowska’s 100.000 deaths unfounded
Commissioner Bieńkowska’s Scandalous Speech Mrs Elżbieta Bieńkowska ( European Commission ) claimed 100.000 deaths in ten years by legally-held firearms. FACE’s Press Release “FACE President Michl Ebner commented: “Commissioner Bieńkowska’s unfounded statement that 100,000 citizens were “murdered” by legal firearms does not contribute to the democratic debate on the revision of the Firearms Directive. The European Commission is adopting an … Read More
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 … Read More
FIREARMS UNITED’s Reasons for Rejecting Proposal
FIREARMS UNITED is against the whole “Proposal of the European Parliament and Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons (Firearms Directive)” The reasons: no impact assessment; not in accordance with REFIT; useless rules that do not solve any problem; useless rules which only affect legal gunowners while doing nothing about illegal guns; useless … Read More
Partner – Firearm Owners United
Firearm Owners United This group was designed to unite Australian Law-Abiding Firearm Owners (LAFO’s), and provide a voice for their needs and concerns. It was created in direct response to the hysterical and misinformed voices within Australia calling for further, unwarranted restrictions on the law-abiding shooters of the country. Australia already has some of the highest restrictions unnecessarily placed on its licensed … Read More
FIREARMS UNITED’s Answer to JURI : Subsidiarity of EU Gunban
The Committee JURI votes on 24th May on “Subsidarity of Firearms Directive 91/477/EEC” The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) votes on “Proposal for a recommendation on subsidiarity on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons” on 24 May. See point 24 in this link. … Read More