We list all interesting informations and arguments against the EU gunban and stricter national gun laws. Feel free to read our reports and answers and use the arguments when you write to or call your politician or talk to a journalist.
Arguments against a ban of „High Capicity” magazines
Arguments against ban of high capacity magazines. A ban would limit only very few of already rare events, is unenforceable, unjust and impracticable.
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
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
FIREARMS UNITED’s Answer to the European Commission
FIREARMS UNITED commented and critized the 3 studies and arguments of the European Commission Missing Impact Assessement 10.000 homicides Risk of legal ownership 500 000 „stolen” firearms Deactivated firearms Conversions of semi-automatic firearms Read our facts for above „arguments”:
FIREARMS UNITED’S ANSWERS TO IMCO’s DRAFT
On 18th of February IMCO started its discussion for the proposal in its Working Document. We worked at once on this paper and sent our comments in time on the 9th of March. Download our Answer to IMCO
How to decrease firearms-related death?
Findings of the study which wants to combat illicit trafficking and to decrease firearms-related deaths and intimidation of victims: Most, if not all, of the 10.000 firearms-related death will occur as a result of the possession of illicit weapons. (page 30)
EU, we have a problem – but you hit the wrong targets!
Yes, we have problem with gun crime. Yes, terrorists and criminals use forbidden explosives and war weapons … …and converted acoustic firearms. Yes, they ordered unregistered converted firearms by internet. No, these firearms did not belong to authorised owners. No, they ordered illegally reconverted firearms via the darknet. EC wants confiscation of authorised firearms and more. EC has no rules for … Read More
Firearms Report IV
Homicide and Suicide This report is a study of the relationship between legal firearm ownership and crime. It has been reviewed by academics with expertise in this area, in reaction to the process by the European Commission to amend the EU Firearms Directive with much more restrictions on legal firearm ownership. Between 2000 and 2012 almost 3 million people lost … Read More
Firearms Report III
History of EC’s Action Plan on Firearms There were rumors since the 20th of October, three weeks before the bloody attack in Paris, that the EC also wants to ban internet sales and semi-automatic rifles. The gun rights advocates made inquiries in Brussels. Fabio Marini denied these rumors. „There were no plans for it, only for deactivated firearms”, he said. … Read More
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